Highest jump in coronavirus cases in Sri lanka in 24 hours

SL COVID infections increased to 1469 with the 150 new cases identified yesterday. “This is the highest coronavirus cases reported in a single day”, Heath Ministry of SL said.

97 cases were identified among returns of foreign countries and 5 out of them were identified form Indian returns who were being quarantined at Katukeliyawa Quarantine Centre. However this is the first time the virus found from Chennai returns.

The others were Navy sailors, the Department of Government Information revealed.

Meanwhile 727 COVID patients are still getting treatments under the medical inspections in county’s various hospitals. 732 of virus infections are recovered and 10 COVID deaths were reported so far.