More Navy officers infected

Eleven more patients infected with COVID-19 were detected in Sri Lanka overnight.

The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasighe said all 11 patients were identified as Navy personnel at the Navy Camp in Welisara.

This raises the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka to 835.

Dr. Jasinghe said among the confirmed patients, 586 patients are reported as active cases.

Meanwhile 135 persons are admitted to various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the virus.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe further said that 240 patients, including a Chinese woman, have completely recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.

Nine deaths due to COVID-19 have so far been reported in Sri Lanka, he added. (Colombo Gazette)

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