6 of the 7 cases reported today are Navy officers

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says of the seven new coronavirus cases reported today six persons are Navy personnel.

Dr. Jasinghe said one other individual closely associated a COVID-19 positive sailor.

The seven new cases reported today increases the number of infections to 804.

The number of recoveries is presently at 232.

Dr. Jasinghe also stated that 1,147 PCR tests were conducted yesterday.

563 active coronavirus cases are presently being treated at seven hospitals.

Among the 804 cases are 373 Navy personnel and 34 persons they associated.

134 individuals who are suspected to have contracted the coronavirus are also under observation as of 10am today.

Nine deaths have also been reported in the country.

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