Ministry of Health confirms that seventeen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 9.40 pm yesterday(19).Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka stands at 271.
The 15 positive cases that were confirmed, have been identified from Keselwatte, an isolated area in Colombo. It was reported they have had close contacts with COVID-19 infected patients.
In the meantime, the COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka have risen to 96, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said.
Currently, 168 active cases are under medical care at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital and Iranawila Hospital.
Sri Lanka has so far confirmed 7 fatalities from the novel coronavirus.