Fifteen returnees test positive for COVID-19 as tally leaps to 1,045


Fifteen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 6.00 pm today (21), says the Ministry of Health.

Sri Lanka’s total count of coronavirus infections thereby reached 1,045.

These new positive cases have been identified as returnees from Dubai who were undergoing mandatory quarantine procedure at the facility in Giragama, the Department of Government Information said.

In the meantime, two other coronavirus patients were reported earlier today. They were confirmed to be navy men who were being quarantined at the facility in Mullaitivu.

Accordingly, 604 of these coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals so far as they returned to health.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that 432 active cases are currently under medical care at selected hospitals.

The country’s death toll due to coronavirus currently stands at 09.


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