The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 656,814.
The Department of Government Information said 428 persons tested positive for the virus thus far today.
Accordingly 21,326 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Earlier today, 112 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 619,073.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 related death toll increased to 16,415 following the confirmation of eight fatalities during the past 24 hours.