2,420 COVID-19 positive patients were identified yesterday, increasing Sri Lanka’s total coronavirus cases to 313,769.
2,382 among the group were linked to the New Year cluster while 38 persons who arrived in the island from overseas also contracted the virus.
Accordingly, 28,330 persons are currently receiving treatment for the coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
1,958 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals, increasing total recoveries to 280,868 during the past 24-hours.
Another 63 persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours, raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 related death toll to 4,571.