Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections tally has escalated to 197
The Epidemiology Unit said that seven patients had been identified during the tests carried out yesterday (10 April) evening.
136 coronavirus patients are currently under medical care at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda, Base Hospital in Welikanda and Colombo East Base Hospital (CEBH) in Mulleriyawa.
Six of these new infections have been found from Ja-Ela while the other positive case was reported from Dehiwala, according to the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.
The six coronavirus patients from Ja-Ela were among the 28 youths from Suduwella area, who were recently sent to the quarantine centre in Oluvil, the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.
Out of the 197 coronavirus cases confirmed in Sri Lanka, 54 patients have been discharged from hospitals after they regained their health completely, while the death toll due to coronavirus in Sri Lanka stands at 07