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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2904

Sri Lanka’s daily increase in the single digits or low single digits Reports 102 cases

Colombo, 25 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka’s daily increase of COVID - 19 cases was in the single digits or low single digits, but Tuesday’s crowds in some areas had raised concerns among authorities.

“It is great relief for us and also a reason to be happy,” Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said a day earlier.

Total confirmed positive Covid-19 cases tally in Sri Lanka has jumped to 102, as the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry announced a total of 5 infected persons were recorded during the course of yesterday.

According to reports, 229 suspected coronavirus patients including 6 foreign nationals are receiving treatment at 19 selected hospitals across the island.

Out of this total, 97 are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda while 27 are at Welikanda Hospital, which was recently arranged for treating suspected coronavirus-infected persons.

In the meantime, 12 persons are being treated at the General Hospital Nagoda in Kalutara, 11 suspected cases at Hambantota Base Hospital and 10 at Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.

Earlier, the Health Ministry reported that two coronavirus patients identified in Sri Lanka have recovered so far.
It said that 229 patients are under observation in hospitals across the country on suspicion of having contracted the virus.

The Health Ministry also said that 2 patients who were initially infected with the virus, a Chinese woman and a 52 year -old Sri Lankan tour guide, have successfully recovered and have been discharged from hospital.

“It is great relief for us and also a reason to be happy,” Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said a day earlier.
Sri Lanka’s daily increase was in the single digits or low single digits, but Tuesday’s crowds in some areas had raised concerns among authorities.

- Asian Tribune -

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