The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 590,651 following the detection of 588 patients yesterday.
581 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while seven individuals who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 8,792 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 5,203 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 566,760.
2,452 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 16 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,099.