Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 889

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 889

by Staff Writer 13-05-2020 | 9:15 AM
As of this morning, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 889. 05 new cases were confirmed late last night bringing the total to 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday, according to the Health Promotion Bureau. Of the 20 patients discovered yesterday, 17 were Navy personnel, Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said. Over 1,000 PCR tests were conducted in the country yesterday, he added. 366 patients have completely recovered with 23 COVID-19 patients being discharged yesterday. There are 514 active COVID-19 patients receiving treatment, the Ministry of Health said. 9 people have died from COVID-19 in Sri Lanka thus far.