Ten new COVID-19 cases hike up total to 718


Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count has soared to 718 as ten more persons tested positive for the virus, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Sunday (03).

In the meantime, twelve coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital after regaining health today. On that account, recoveries tally in the country has moved up to 184.

The Epidemiology Unit says, 527 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country stands at 07.

Sri Lanka saw the highest daily surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases on April 27, with 65 new infections. The tally went up from 523 to 588 just within 24 hours.