The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 578,439 following the detection of 715 patients yesterday.
714 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while one individual who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 16,880 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 341 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 546,839.
2,327 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 22 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,720.