555 COVID-19 cases were identified in the country yesterday.
554 individuals were linked to the New Year cluster while one individual who arrived in the island from overseas also tested positive.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload increases to 533,860.
Sri Lanka’s coronavirus recoveries crossed 500,000 yesterday, with 8,790 individuals recorded as discharged, raising total recoveries to 502,464.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 17,834 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.