The Ministry of Health says fifteen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 6.00 pm yesterday. Sri Lanka’s total count of coronavirus infections thereby reached 1,048. These new positive cases have been identified as returnees from Dubai who were undergoing mandatory quarantine procedure at the facility in Giragama, the Department of Government Information said.
Accordingly, 604 of these coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals so far as they returned to health. The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that 435 active cases are currently under medical care at selected hospitals.
334,072 people around the world have now died globally from the coronavirus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic passed yet another bleak milestone on Thursday. 5,189,176 cases have also been recorded, according to the university’s count. Given the varied ways in which different countries report Covid-19 figures and the vast societal impact of the pandemic, the true number of infections and fatalities could be far higher.