The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 589,479 following the detection of 550 patients yesterday.
548 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while two persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 13,002 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 141 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 561,412.
2,517 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 10 coronavirus-related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,065.