17 individuals test positive for coronavirus
2020-05-23 at 17:24
Seventeen more individuals tested positive for the coronavirus today.
The Epirimeoligy Unit of the Ministry of Health said the number of coronavirus cases accordingly increases to 1,085.
Another 40 individuals who contracted COVID-19 were discharged today after making complete recoveries.
The Epidemiology Unit recorded 660 coronavirus recoveries.
22 patients were being treated at the Navy General Hospital, eight at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, six at the Colombo East Base Hospital, three at the Welikanda Base Hospital and another at the Iranawila Hospital.
Of the 17 cases identified today, 10 cases have been identified as Navy personnel.
The number of Navy personnel who tested positive has risen to 617.
416 COVID-19 positive cases are presently being treated at seven hospitals.
110 individuals remain under observation on suspicions of having contracted the coronavirus.