A total of 45 new COVID-19 patients were detected in the country today bringing the total number for patients recorded to 505.

Among those identified today were 10 from the Sri Lanka Navy bringing the total number of navy personnel infected with the coronavirus to 95.

Sixty-eight of them are from the Welisara Navy camp and 27 others who were on leave and were identified as being infected with the coronavirus.

120 patients of the total have recovered and discharged from hospital.