The Epidemiology Unit says twenty-seven persons had tested positive for the Coronavirus. Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in the country stands at 1683.
This includes a total of 07 navy personnel from Iranamadu, Kalpitiya and Mulankavil quarantine centres.
The others include a close associate of a navy sailor who is also from the Kalpitiya quarantine centre, a returnee from Dubai who is in Giragama quarantine centre and a returnee from Russia who is currently in Pitipana quarantine centre.
A total of 819 patients with virus are currently under medical care while 823 have recovered so far.