COVID-19 cases in Eastern Province hits 1,493 | Daily News

COVID-19 cases in Eastern Province hits 1,493

The Director of Eastern Provincial Health Services has stated that up to now, 1,493 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Province; 595 of them are continuing treatment, while 915 have returned home. He was speaking at a media briefing at the Regional Director of Health Services Batticaloa office, yesterday.

Nine persons have lost their lives and three areas still isolated, the Director said. He added that in the past 24 hours, 58 people have been found to be positive for the virus. Until the public extends its full cooperation, the situation will continue to worsen, he added.