The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 342,079 following the detection of 2,987 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 2,890 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
97 persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 36,333 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 2,244 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 300,406.
3,697 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka confirmed the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day yesterday, with 124 deaths reported, increasing the country’s death toll to 5,464.