The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 533,305 following the detection of 539 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 537 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while two persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 26,088 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 360 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 493,674.
2,035 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 18 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 13,543.