The Health Ministry said that most of those detected today are Sri Lankans who returned from Kuwait.
The returnees were at the Trincomalee and Minneriya quarantine centers when tests confirmed that they had contracted the virus.
The Health Ministry said that 137 patients were detected with the virus today alone, the highest for a day so far.
Among those detected, 127 are Sri Lankans who returned from Kuwait and 10 Navy officers. (Colombo Gazette)