540 COVID-19 cases were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday increasing the virus caseload to 538,860.
All new infections were linked to the New Year cluster.
7,487 individuals were recorded as recovered and discharged, increasing total recoveries to 511,863.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 13,301 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
22 COVID deaths were also recorded yesterday increasing the country’s death toll to 13,696.