COVID-19 cases count hits 1,319 as two more test positive

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Sri Lanka’s infections tally to 1,319 as of 11.30 pm on Tuesday (26).

Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily surge of virus cases on Tuesday with a record total of 137 new infections. Out of these cases, 127 were returnees from Kuwait who are at quarantine facilities while 10 of them were navy personnel, who are also under quarantine.

In the meantime, the count of recoveries reported in the country has reached 712.

On that account, the number of active coronavirus cases who are under medical care stands at 597, according to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally.

Sri Lanka reported its 10th death on Monday (25) as a 51-year-old woman who had arrived in the country from Kuwait succumbed to the disease. The Ministry of Health confirmed that this coronavirus victim was suffering from heart conditions prior to her passing.

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