COVID-19 cases increase to 189, recoveries climb to 44
Posted on April 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

One more patient has tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 189 as of 6.00 p.m. today (8).

Meanwhile two COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. This bring the total number of patients who have recovered to 44.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, 138 patients are currently under medical care while over 220 suspected patients under observations at selected hospitals. 

Sri Lanka’s 7th coronavirus death was confirmed earlier today by the ministry. 

Earlier Two more COVID-19 positive patients have hiked the total count of cases in the country 188.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said 2 more patients tested positive for the virus a short while ago.

Collectively, 3 patients have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus as of 4 pm today.

The three new patients identified today had close contact with a patient recently reported from Ratnapura District, the ministry said.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, 140 coronavirus patients are currently under medical care.

Out of the total number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka, 42 patients have recovered completely while 6 persons succumbed to the virus.

Over 255 individuals who are suspected to have contracted the virus are under observations at selected hospitals.

The deadly virus has so far claimed more than 82,000 lives and infected over 1.4 million population worldwide.

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