October 24 (newsin.asia) – 866 coronavirus patients were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday (23), the highest number of patients to be reported within a day in the country ever since the pandemic began.
The total number of confirmed cases stands at 7,153 with 3,494 active cases across the island according to the Health Promotion Bureau. 3,644 cases have recovered so far.
A Covid-19 death was reported earlier today (24) bringing the total number of deaths to 15.
A 56-year-old resident from Kuliyapitiya who was receiving treatment in Kuliyapitiya hospital ICU passed away, the Ministry of Health said.
Over 750 individuals have been arrested on charges of violating the quarantine curfew.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that 759 suspects have been arrested and 110 vehicles have been taken into Police custody since the 04thof October 2020.