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Sri Lanka’s COVID 19 positive cases breach 600 mark – Health Ministry

ECONOMYNEXT – In its latest update, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Department is reporting that the total number of COVD 19 cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 611.

A short while ago the Director-General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said the total was 596, with the addition of 11 patients for the day.

However the Epidemiology Unit in a later update added another 15 patients taking the total beyond 600.

The Unit did not provide details of the patients, where they were diagnosed and which geographical area they came from.

At present there are 611 confirmed cases, 470 active cases in government hospitals, 134 recovered and discharged and seven deceased.

Most of the recent surge in patients have come from the so-called Welisara Navy cluster where infections at the huge base contributed some 206 patients to the total.

Sixty-two other patients came from the Bandaranayake Mawatha, in Colombo Central cluster which stemmed from a patient returning from a pilgrimage to India. (Colombo, 28 April 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana

 

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