Toll of COVID-19 cases rises 1,503

The total number of COVID-19 infections reported in the country has surpassed the 1,500th mark, confirmed the Department of Government Information.

This is with 17 persons who had been undergoing quarantine upon return from Dubai testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Accordingly, a total of 34 cases have been reported in the country within the day so far.

The total number of cases reported in the country is at 1,503 patients.

Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily surge of virus cases on Wednesday (27), with a record total of 150 new infections. Out of these cases, 97 were returnees from overseas at quarantine facilities while 53 were navy personnel under quarantine.