Sri Lanka :The total number of COVID-19 infections in the country rose to 705, after 15 people tested positive on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said.
Meanwhile, 172 patients have been discharged from the hospital upon complete recovery from the virus.
According to the Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, 12 out of the latest 15 COVID-19 detections are Navy personnel.
The remaining 3 patients are those have had close contact with the Navy personnel, said Dr. Jasinghe.
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Meanwhile, as per the tally of Epidemiology Unit, 526 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital, and Homagama Base Hospital.
Seven people have died due to the virus since it started spreading in the country on March 11.
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