First COVID-19 patient leaves the IDH

First COVID-19 patient leaves the IDH

First COVID-19 patient leaves the IDH

Written by Staff Writer

23 Mar, 2020 | 11:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- The first Sri Lankan to test positive to COVID-19 left the Infectious Disease Hospital, in Angoda following a complete recovery. He is a 52-year-old tour guide, who tested positive for COVID-19 on the 11th of March.

Director-General of Health Services, Dr Anil Jasinghe said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka now stands at 91. As at 5:00 am, the number of patients was 85 and are receiving treatment at hospitals.

77 are admitted to the IDH while 8 are receiving treatment at the Welikanda Base Hospital. 227 patients are under medical supervision at hospitals.

The patient count from various areas as at 5:00 am:

  • Colombo – 19
  • Gampaha – 10
  • Kalutara – 8
  • Puttalam – 6
  • Ratnapura – 3
  • 1 patient each from Kurunegala, Galle, Kegalle, Batticaloa, Badulla and Jaffna.

32 are currently at quarantine centres.

As for the age distribution, the majority of the patients (35.6%) are between the ages of 41 – 50, while 17.2% of the patients are between the ages of 31 and 40. 71% of patients are male while 29% are female.

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