COVID-19 cases tally reaches 992 with one new patient


Another individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 11.55 pm on Monday (18), increasing the total cases count to 992, says the Ministry of Health.

On that account, a total of 11 positive cases were confirmed on Monday. Ten of them have been detected from Sri Lanka Navy.

The other patient is a returnee from Singapore, who had been undergoing the mandatory quarantine process.

In the meantime, the number of recoveries in the country currently stands at 559.

The Epidemiology Unit says, 424 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.

Nine coronavirus patients in the country have succumbed to the virus thus far.


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