The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 587,935.
The Department of Government Information said 339 persons tested positive for the virus thus far today.
Among today’s cases 336 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while three persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive.
Accordingly 11,967 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Earlier today, 224 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 560,949.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s COVID-related death toll exceeded 15,000.
24 COVID-related deaths were reported yesterday, increasing Sri Lanka’s virus death toll to 15,019.