COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge past 1,300

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge past 1,300

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge past 1,300

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

26 May, 2020 | 10:11 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka recorded 137 COVID-19 cases; its highest daily tally of the virus infections, on Tuesday (May 26).

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 1319, according to the latest figures published by the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health at 11:30 pm on Tuesday (May 26).

Of the 137 COVID-19 cases confirmed on Tuesday, 127 were returnees from Kuwait, while the remaining 10 were Sri Lanka Navy personnel.

There are 597 active COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka, according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 712.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 10 people in the country.

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