Another coronavirus case brings total count to 417
Posted on April 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

COVID-19 cases count in Sri Lanka has hit 417 as another person tested positive for the virus as of 10.45 pm today (24), the Ministry of Health says.

According to the tally, Sri Lanka has confirmed a record surge in coronavirus cases with 49 new infections within the day.

The 49 coronavirus patients identified today include 11 from Bandaranayake Mawatha in Colombo 12, 30 naval personnel from the Welisara Navy Base, 5 naval personnel who were on leave and a pregnant woman from Maradana area who had been admitted to De Soysa Hospital for Women in Colombo 8.

The five naval personnel who were on leave are from Hidilla Kanda in Ratnapura, Udapola in Polgahawela, Keeniyapola in Kurunegala, Rathkinda in Badulla and Athabodhiwewa in Dambulla.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that 301 coronavirus cases are currently under medical care.

In the meantime, the island has reported 109 recoveries and 7 fatalities due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases tally rises to 416 with one new case

Another case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Sri Lanka, says the Ministry of Health.

Accordingly, Sri Lanka has identified a total of 416 COVID-19 patients so far.

Sri Lanka saw a record daily surge in coronavirus cases today as 48 persons tested positive for the virus.

Earlier today, 11 coronavirus patients were reported from the Bandaranayake Mawatha in Colombo 12.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva later confirmed that 30 more naval personnel from the Welisara Navy Base have tested positive for the virus.

Subsequently, it was reported that 5 naval personnel who were on leave have also contracted the novel coronavirus. They are from Hidilla Kanda in Ratnapura, Udapola in Polgahawela, Keeniyapola in Kurunegala, Rathkinda in Badulla and Athabodhiwewa in Dambulla.

A pregnant woman from Maradana area, who had been admitted to De Soysa Hospital for Women in Colombo 8, also tested positive shortly afterwards.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that 300 coronavirus cases are currently under medical care.

In the meantime, the island has reported 109 recoveries and 7 fatalities due to COVID-19.

Record daily total of 47 cases in Sri Lanka today

Sri Lanka has confirmed a record surge in positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as 47 persons tested positive for the virus today (24), says the Department of Government Information.

Accordingly, the country’s total count of coronavirus infections has soared to 415.

Earlier today, 11 coronavirus patients were reported from the Bandaranayake Mawatha in Colombo 12.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva later confirmed that 30 more naval personnel from the Welisara Navy Base have tested positive for the virus.

Subsequently, it was reported that 5 naval personnel who were on leave have also contracted the novel coronavirus. They are from Hidilla Kanda in Ratnapura, Udapola in Polgahawela, Keeniyapola in Kurunegala, Rathkinda in Badulla and Athabodhiwewa in Dambulla.

Another positive case was then confirmed from De Soysa Hospital for Women in Colombo 8. The latest person to have contracted the virus is a pregnant woman from Maradana area.

Meanwhile, 109 COVID-19 patients have made complete recoveries while 7 persons died of the virus.

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