596 individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Colombo district yesterday.
The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country rose to 301,832 following the detection of 1,940 patients yesterday.
In the Colombo district 187 coronavirus positive cases were detected from Colombo Municipality areas, 50 from Piliyandala, 45 from Mirihana and 31 from Keselwatte.
382 persons contracted the virus in the Kalutara district, 122 from Jaffna, 117 from Ampara, 115 from Galle and 97 from Gampaha.
Meanwhile 78 individuals were confirmed as COVID-19 positive in Monaragala, 70 each in Badulla and Batticaloa, 50 from Ratnapura and 39 from Polonnaruwa.
Furthermore, 24 coronavirus infections were also recorded in Matara, 22 in Nuwara Eliya, 21 each in Kandy, Kurunegala and Kegalle and 21 persons who arrived in the island from overseas recently also contracted the virus.
18 new patients were detected in Matale, 15 from Puttalam, 13 from Trincomalee, 12 from Vavuniya, eight from Hambantota, three from Anuradhapura, two each in Kilinochchi and Mannar and one case from Mullaitivu.