Nine more Navy personnel from the Navy Camp in Welisara have been infected with COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the patients were among the 16 patients detected yesterday.
The remaining 5 have been identified as residents of Suduwella in Ja- Ela, who were undergoing quarantine.
A total of 665 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported in Sri Lanka as of this morning.
Dr, Jasinghe said 504 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported as active cases.
Meanwhile, 187 persons are admitted to various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the virus.
A total of 154 patients including 153 Sri Lankans and a Chinese woman, have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.
Dr. Anil Jasinghe added 7 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)