784 COVID-19 cases were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday.
782 infections were linked to the New Year coronavirus cluster while two individuals who arrived in the island from overseas also tested positive.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s virus caseload increases to 522,002.
477 individuals were discharged yesterday raising total recoveries to 477,851.
The Epidemiology Unit said 31,009 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities.
40 COVID-19 related deaths were also recorded increasing the virus death toll to 13,142.