The number of confirmed COVID -19 patients in the country crossed 600 today with  the detection of 31 new patients.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said 21 of the new patients are personnel from the Welisara Navy Camp while four were army personnel. Three patients were reported from Punani Quarantine Centre.

The total number of COVID- 19 patients reported in the country stands at 619.

134 have recovered completely  and have been discharged from hospitals.