Coronavirus detections in Sri Lanka crossed the 30,000 mark today, officials said.
The National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 said that 30,074 coronavirus patients have been detected in Sri Lanka so far this year.
Of them 21,799 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
As of yesterday (Wednesday) a total of 8,131 patients are receiving treatment in hospital.
The National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 said that 697 patients were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday.
Of them, 357 people are from Colombo, 219 from Gampaha and 38 from Kandy.
The detections were made after health authorities had conducted 14,336 PCR tests yesterday alone.
Meanwhile, thirty-six (36) passengers from Qatar arrived in Sri Lanka today and have been transferred to quarantine centres.
The Centre further said five more flights are scheduled to arrive during the course of the day.
Two flights carrying 175 and 104 passengers each are scheduled to arrive from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
Fifty (50) passengers are set to arrive from Oman, three (03) from Pakistan, and thirty-six (36) from Germany.
All passengers will be subjected to PCR tests and placed in Military-operated quarantine centres.
The National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 said that 6,366 individuals are currently undergoing the mandatory quarantine process at 64 quarantine centres in the country. (Colombo Gazette)