The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 513,609 following the detection of 1,078 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 1,074 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
Four 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 46,397 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 843 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 454,532.
2,249 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 71 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 12,680.