COVID-19 count increase to 2,918

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 2,918 with 16 persons tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

All 16 new cases reported yesterday were returnees from Chennai, India.

Of these cases, 991 are Sri Lankan arrivals from abroad and 34 are foreigners. Of the local cases, 950 are Navy personnel and their close contacts, and 630 are connected to the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre. This includes 508 detainees undergoing rehabilitation, 67 staff members, 48 family members and close associates, and five guest staffers.

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