Ministry of Health confirms that five persons had tested positive for the Coronavirus yesterday(15). Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka stands at 238.
Four out of them have been found from quarantine centres and two of them were under quarantine at the facility in Palaly when they tested positive for the virus, the Department said.
The other coronavirus-infected person is reportedly a patient who was receiving treatment at a hospital.
167 active cases are under medical care at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital and Iranawila Hospital, the Ministry of Health stated.
Sri Lanka’s tally of coronavirus recoveries climbed to 63 today as two patients were discharged from hospital after recovering completely. The island has confirmed 7 fatalities in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19 so far.