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COVID 19 Update – total number of patients in Sri Lanka now 1085

ECONOMYNEXT – The total number of COVID 19 positive patients diagnosed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak has risen to 1085 with 17 more people with the disease found today.

The Director-General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said that 15 of them are from the Sri Lanka Navy, 10 are at the Kandakadu quarantine centre while 5 are from the Mullaitivu quarantine centre.

The other two patients are Dubai returnees and are in the Giragama quarantine centre, he said.

Of those who caught the corona bug, 660 have been cured and released from the hospital. Four hundred and sixteen are receiving treatment at government hospitals.

Health officials conducted 1970 PCR tests yesterday and 13 patients were detected. (Colombo May 23, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana