The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 480,478 following the detection of 2,842 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 2,832 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster. 10 persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 59,855 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 1,512 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 409,628.
3,443 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 131 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 10,995.