The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 552,994 following the detection of 720 patients yesterday.
All 720 cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
An individual who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 14,240 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Coronavirus recoveries earlier rose to 524,740 with 429 individuals recovering and discharged during the past 24-hours.
Meanwhile, 18 coronavirus deaths were confirmed yesterday increasing Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll to 14,034.