The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 568,423 following the detection of 741 patients yesterday.
739 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while two persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 11,251 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 362 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 542,688.
2,319 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 23 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,484.