20 persons recover from COVID-19 today

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The total number of COVID-19 recoveries has risen to 604, with 20 persons recovering from the virus today.

Today’s recoveries include seven from the Homagama Base Hospital, six from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), four from the Colombo East Base Hospital, and three from the Welikanda Base Hospital.

With only one patient identified in the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. today, the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 1,028. The new COVID-19 patient is an overseas arrival who was under observation at a quarantine centre, and 50 persons in this group have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

The Epidemiology Unit states that 68 persons among local communities at quarantine centres have tested positive for COVID-19 and so have 585 Navy personnel. Since 22 April, 720 patients have been identified and 621 of these are Navy personnel and their close contacts.

At present, the number of active patients in the country is 415. This includes 126 at the Navy Hospital, 85 at the NIID, 52 at the Colombo East Base Hospital, 48 at the Minuwangoda Base Hospital, 37 at the Homagama Base Hospital, 34 at the Welikanda Base Hospital, 28 at the Kattankudy Base Hospital, and five at the Iranawila Hospital.

In addition to this, 139 suspect patients, including 50 at the Navy Hospital, 14 at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital, and 10 at the Kalutara District General Hospital, are under observation.