738 COVID-19 cases were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday, increasing the total virus caseload to 565,471.
735 persons were identified from the New Year cluster while three individual who arrived in the island from overseas also contracted the virus.
341 individuals earlier recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged raising coronavirus recoveries to 541,124.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 9,948 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities.
Another 27 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka yesterday, raising the death toll to 14,399.