2,475 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
2,473 individuals were linked to the New Year coronavirus cluster while two individuals who arrived in the island recently from overseas also contracted the virus.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s total coronavirus infections increased to 490,957.
Sri Lanka’s coronavirus recoveries meanwhile rose to 415,649 with 1,354 individuals discharged during the past 24-hours.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 63,741 persons are currently receiving treatment for the coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Another 136 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded yesterday, increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll to 11,567.