The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 588,300 following the detection of 365 patients yesterday.
359 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while six 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 12,135 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 179 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 561,128.
1,883 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 18 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,037.