674 COVID-19 positive individuals were identified yesterday, with 673 of them linked to the New Year cluster and one individual identified as a recent arrival from overseas.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload increases to 529,755.
Meanwhile, 366 individuals recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged during the past 24-hours increasing total recoveries to 491,604.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 24,722 persons are currently receiving treatment for the coronavirus at several facilities.
21 COVID-related deaths were also confirmed yesterday raising the country’s virus death toll to 13,429.