COVID-19: Update Health Hot Stories Latest News Local Coronavirus case count moves to 797 By admin Posted on May 7, 2020 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Corona_Update in sri lanka Corona_Update in sri lanka The count of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has increased with the report of 29 new cases yesterday(06). Accordingly, the total number of cases in the country stands at 797. Twenty-four from Sri Lanka Navy have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (06), says the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. Dr. Jasinghe further stated that 5 of these positive cases are associates of naval personnel. The Ministry of Health added that a total of 215 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 573 active cases are currently under medical care at selected hospitals across the country. Sri Lanka confirmed the 9th death due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday (05).