COVID-19: Third person recovers in Sri Lanka

2020-03-25 at 11:58

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says another person who tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, has recovered following medical treatment.

The Epidemiology Unit in its latest situation report confirmed that three persons have thus far recovered after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in the country.

Earlier this week, a 52-year-old tour guide, the first Sri Lankan to test positive for the virus, was discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.

A Chinese national who received treatment at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in January also tested negative after remaining at the IDH for few weeks.

Meanwhile, 99 other individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving treatment in three hospitals.

88 COVID-19 patients are being treated at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases while 10 persons have been admitted to the Welikanda Base Hospital.

Another individual who tested positive for the COVID-19 strain is receiving treatment at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital.

The Epidemiology Unit added 255 persons including three foreign nationals are also under observation.

The suspected cases are under observation at 21 hospitals across the country.