The number of COVID-19 positive cases has gone up to 81 as another patient has been diagnosed with the virus today (22), stated the Department of Government Information.
Previously, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that 3 patients were found positive with the deadly coronavirus.
However, another person has been confirmed to have contracted the virus.
The Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health stated 245 persons suspected of having contracted the coronavirus are currently under medical supervision in 18 hospitals island-wide.
Currently, a total of 3,063 people are subjected to the quarantine process at 22 quarantine centers, stated the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak.
Among them, 31 foreign nationals are undergoing the quarantine process.
Reportedly, 11,848 persons have been referred to be self-quarantined.
Meanwhile, 30 hospitals across the country have been set up to treat people infected or suspected of having being infected by the coronavirus.