COVID-19: Update Health Hot Stories Latest News Local Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rises to 824 By admin Posted on May 8, 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 The number of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka rose to 824), says the Ministry of Health. Out of the 27 positive cases of coronavirus confirmed on Thursday(07), 25 are reportedly from Sri Lanka Navy. The other two positive cases have been identified as a one and half year old child who had come into contact with naval personnel and a person who was repatriated from Dubai on Thursday (07). Official figures show that 583 active cases are under medical observation. Seventeen people recovered from the virus on Thursday, health ministry data show, raising the total number of recoveries to 232. The coronavirus which started spreading in the country on March 11, has claimed nine lives, with the latest death reported on Tuesday.