The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that 127 of them were returnees from Kuwait and were being quarantined in Minneriya and Trincomalee quarantine centers.
The other 10 are from the Navy personnel who are being quarantined.
The total number of coronavirus infected persons reported from Sri Lanka has increased to 1319.
So far 638 Navy personnel have been infected with the coronavirus, while 332 Navy personnel have been cured and have left the hospital.
Meanwhile, a total of 712 coronavirus infected patients have recovered in the country.
Covid-19 Situation Report as at 2020-May-26 | compiled according to the Health promotion Bureau and the Epidemiology Unit data
Total confirmed cases – 1,319
Recovered and discharged – 712
Patients under medical care – 597
New Cases for the day – 137*
Observation in Hospitals – 76