The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 508,672 following the detection of 1,342 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 1,321 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
21 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 61,274 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 882 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 435,022. 2,882 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 92 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 12,376.