Majority of COVID-19 infections identified yesterday are from Navy – Army Chief

The majority of the COVID-19 infections reported from yesterday (03) are Navy personnel, said Commander of the Army Shavendra Silva.

Accordingly, 11 out of 13 cases are reported from the Welisara Navy Base.
The remaining two patients are individuals who kept close contacts with the infected Navy personnel, he said.

Thirteen new coronavirus cases were identified yesterday, hiking the total number of cases in the country to 718.

In the meantime, with twelve coronavirus patients being discharged from hospital after regaining health yesterday, the recoveries tally in the country has moved up to 184.

The Epidemiology Unit says, 527 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital, and Homagama Base Hospital.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country stands at 07.