More than 600 COVID-19 cases were recorded for the second consecutive day yesterday.
617 new infections were recorded, all linked to the New Year cluster.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload increases to 544,630.
339 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged during the past 24-hours raising total recoveries to 514,912.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 15,877 are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities.
Meanwhile 20 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed yesterday raising the virus-death toll to 13,841