30 persons test positive for COVID-19 yesterday

The total number of novel coronavirus cases confirmed in the country has risen to 649.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health confirmed that 30 new cases were detected in the country yesterday.

Accordingly, 506 COVID-19 patients are currently receiving treatment at eight different hospitals.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 recoveries rose to 136 after two more persons were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Furthermore 250 persons are under observation over fears that they may have contracted the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, according to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva 226 Navy personnel have contracted the novel coronavirus as of 6pm yesterday.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health meanwhile said 235 Navy personnel and their close associates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the 22nd of April.

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