Additional hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

Additional hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

Additional hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

Written by Staff Writer

15 Nov, 2020 | 11:40 am

COLOMBO (News1st): Sri Lanka’s health ministry has identified additional hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients in the country.

More than 2800 beds have been set-up at the new facilities, director-general of health services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said.

He added that COVID-19 patients are currently receiving treatment at 36 facilities, amidst a second wave of infections in the country.

The health services chief noted that the number of PCR tests – to detect COVID-19 patients – has been increased to 1000 in areas that are under isolation.

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 tally stands at 16,583 with 5206 under treatment and 11,324 recoveries.

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