Twenty- four more persons infected with COVID- 19 were detected in Sri Lanka today.
Director of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said this raises the total number of infected persons to 295.
The new patients have been identified as persons who were placed in quarantine in the Bandaranayakepura area in Colombo 12, he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health says 96 patients, including 95 Sri Lankans and one Chinese woman, have completely recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
Seven deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka, it added. (Colombo Gazette)