A total of 180 navy personnel attached to the Welisara Navy Camp have tested positive for COVID-19 by today.

Of these 112 were in the camp while 68 had been on leave, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.Those on leave have all returned to base by now, he said.

A total of 61 new COVID-19 patients were identified today bringing the total number of cases detected in the country to 584.

126 of them have recovered while there have been seven deaths.