The Ministry of Health said that 12 Navy officers have been confirmed today (Saturday) as contracting the virus.
It took the total number of people detected with the virus in Sri Lanka to 949 this evening.
In all, 14 new cases were reported in Sri Lanka today.
Apart from the 12 Navy officers the other two are from the Miyankulama quarantine center and the Kandakadu quarantine center. The latter had returned from Chennai recently.
The Ministry of Health said that the number of patients who had recovered after contracting the virus rose to 520 today.
The number of active coronavirus patients in Sri Lanka stood at 420 today. (Colombo Gazette)