The total number of COVID-19 patients recorded in Sri Lanka now stands at 1,924 with nine new cases being reported yesterday (17 June).
As per the Department of Government Information, 05 returnees from Chennai, India, 02 from Bangladesh, and 02 Sri Lanka Navy personnel were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
Among the total infected, 516 active cases are currently under medical care at selected hospitals across the island.
The number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country has risen to 1,397 with 26 patients being discharged from the relevant hospitals yesterday.
Sri Lanka has witnessed 11 deaths from the virus so far.