Another person at the Punani quarantine center has been confirmed as having the coronavirus, taking the total number of people detected in Sri Lanka with the virus to 219.
The Ministry of Health said that the individual is a resident of Beruwala and was among several people taken in to be quarantined from Beruwala.
According to the Ministry of Health, of the eight people detected with the virus yesterday, seven were from the Punani quarantine center and are residents of Beruwala.
The Ministry of Health said that in total there are 153 active coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka as of this evening (4 pm).
The Ministry of Health also said that 61 of the 219 people have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. Seven people have died from the virus in Sri Lanka so far. (Colombo Gazette)