Four more persons have contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirmed a short while ago.
Three individuals who had recently returned from Russia and a Sri Lanka Navy personnel have tested positive for the virus, according to the Ministry.
Accordingly, 13 cases of infection have been reported from Sri Lanka within the day so far. Previously today (06), 08 Navymen and a Kuwait returnee undergoing quarantine were reported to have been infected with the virus.
The latest cases bring the total count of coronavirus infection in the country to 1,814.
Sri Lanka’s recoveries tally escalated to 891 after 33 coronavirus patients, who had recovered from the disease completely, were discharged from the IDH (12), Welikanda Base Hospital (04), Colombo East Base Hospital (01), Homagama Base Hospital (07) and Minuwangoda Base Hospital (09) this afternoon.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says 912 active Covid-19 cases are currently under medical care at hospitals.
In the meantime, 11 patients have succumbed to the virus so far.