The number of coronavirus patients in Sri Lanka reached 824 this morning (Friday), the Ministry of Health said.
One more person infected with COVID-19 was detected today.
Meanwhile, 24 out of the 27 patients detected yesterday have been identified as Navy personnel.
Two, including a child, were identified as relatives of infected officers, while the other individual was reported as a person who had been repatriated from Dubai this week.
The Ministry of Health said 583 patients have been reported as active coronavirus cases.
Close to 134 persons are admitted to various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the virus.
A total of 234 individuals who were infected with COVID-19, including a Chinese woman, have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.
The Ministry of Health added that 9 deaths due to COVID -19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)