Lankapura DS COVID-19 patient’s daughter (5) tests positive
By Naalir Jamaldeen
The five-year-old daughter of a COVID-19 patient tested positive for COVID-19 on 3 August, the Office of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) of Polonnaruwa said yesterday (4).
The patient was serving as a Civil Defence Officer at the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat.
The officer tested positive for COVID-19 when he underwent a PCR test on 2 August, Polonnaruwa RDHS sources noted.
After the officer was detected with COVID-19, his wife and daughter underwent PCR tests, and the daughter tested positive, while the wife’s test was negative, sources said.
Altogether 12 COVID-19 carriers have been detected from the Lankapura area, health sector sources added.