A total of 45 COVID-19 patients were detected in the country today bringing the total number of patients to 505, Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr.Anil Jasinghe said.

Among those confirmed today were seven from  the Kandakuda quarantine centre, four from the Welisara Navy camp and a 12-year boy from Bandaranayakapura.

Meanwhile the Welisara Naval Complex remains in lockdown since Friday with nearly 4,000 naval personnel and their family members isolated within the camp till, they are  tested for the coronavirus.

Seventy naval  personnel attached to the camp have  tested positive for  COVID-19 since  Thursday.