978 COVID-19 cases have been detected from the Western Province yesterday.
1,604 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, increasing total infections to 289,577.
486 cases were detected from Colombo, 279 from Gampaha, 213 from Kalutara, 82 from Batticaloa, 66 from Ampara, 60 from Badulla and 56 from Galle.
38 infections were also recorded from Kurunegala, 37 from Kandy, 35 from Monaragala, 34 from Jaffna, 29 from Ratnapura, 23 from Kilinochchi, 22 from Polonnaruwa and 20 from Matara.
17 cases were identified from Hambantota, 12 each from Mullaitivu and Vavuniya, 11 from Puttalam, seven each from Nuwara Eliya and Mannar, six each from Kegalle and Trincomalee, five from Matale and three from Anuradhapura.
38 overseas arrivals also tested positive for the virus yesterday.