Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit confirms that the total number of coronavirus infections in Sri Lanka has soared to 619 cases.
According to the tally, Sri Lanka has confirmed the coronavirus cases with 31 new infections within the day, tuesday (28).
Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe speaking at the National Operations Centre for Preventing COVID-19 said the total number of Sri Lanka Navy sailors who tested positive is 198.
The breakdown of the figure is as follows; 148 sailors from within the Welisara Naval Complex, 45 sailors on leave, and another 13 others who were contacts of those who were infected.
Meanwhile, 8 persons who had tested positive for the virus had recovered from the virus today (28), raising the coronavirus recoveries total to 134.
Sri Lanka saw the highest daily surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday (27) with 65 new infections. The tally went up from 523 to 588 just within 24 hours.
According to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally, 478 active cases of coronavirus are currently under medical care at selected hospitals.
Seven coronavirus patients in the country have succumbed to the disease.