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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

COVID-19: 134 fresh cases jump total count to 1,453

Colombo, 28 May, (

134 people have tested positive for coronavirus today, according to the latest figures published by the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health at 8:30 pm on Wednesday (May 27).

Thereby, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 1,453.

On Tuesday (May 26), Sri Lanka recorded its highest daily tally of 137 COVID-19 cases, of which 127 were returnees from Kuwait and the remaining 10 were Navy personnel.

“Of the total 134 cases confirmed today, 81 were Sri Lankans who returned from overseas, and the remaining 53 were Navy personnel,” said the Epidemiology Unit in its latest update on COVID-19.

On that account, the number of active coronavirus cases who are under medical care stands at 711 according to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally.

In the meantime, the coronavirus recoveries reported in the country reached 732 earlier today as 20 patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (02), Welikanda Base Hospital (01), Colombo East Base Hospital (05), Navy Hospital (10) and Minuwangoda Base Hospital (02).

Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily surge of virus cases on Tuesday (26), with a record total of 137 new infections. Out of these cases, 127 were returnees from Kuwait who are at quarantine facilities while 10 of them were navy personnel, who are also under quarantine. Accordingly, a total of 288 persons who returned from overseas have tested positive for the virus so far.

Sri Lanka reported its 10th death on Monday (25) as a 51-year-old woman who had arrived in the country from Kuwait succumbed to the disease.

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Stay Informed, But Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands.

- Asian Tribune -

COVID-19: 134 fresh cases jump total count to 1,453
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