The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 535,529 following the detection of 554 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 553 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while one individual who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for the virus.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 18,846 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 350 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 503,090.
1,998 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 19 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 13,593.