UPDATE : Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 cases hits 175

UPDATE : Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 cases hits 175

UPDATE : Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 cases hits 175

Written by Staff Writer

05 Apr, 2020 | 9:00 pm

UPDATE:

COLOMBO (News1st): The number of patients affected due to COVID – 19 has reached 175, health officials said Sunday, as 13 more patients tested positive since last afternoon (March 14).

Director General of Health Services, Dr Anil Jasinghe said that three out of the nine patients are receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital. The other patients included one each from Negombo and the Puttalam Quarantine Centre and two from Colombo, Dr. Jasinghe said.

He noted that another patient who was from Matara had maintained contact with a COVID – 19 patient.

According to the ministry of health, 133 people suspected to have contracted the virus are under medical observation at present.

Sri Lanka has confirmed five deaths due to the disease, with the number of recovered patients standing at 33.

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