The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 485,922 following the detection of 2,642 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 2,641 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while one individual who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 61,814 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 1,579 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 412,812.
2,854 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 144 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 11,296.