More Navy personnel detected with virus

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)



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