The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 327,038 following the detection of 2,815 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 2,796 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster. 19 persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 31,227 persons are currently receiving treatment for the coronavirus at several facilities.
Yesterday, 2,487 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries to 290,794.
2,963 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the 5,000-mark following the confirmation of another 98 casualties linked to the coronavirus.