The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 596,347 following the detection of 690 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 687 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
Three persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 12,926 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 161 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 568,210.
1,835 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 14 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,211.