The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has topped the 500,000-mark.
Sri Lanka is the 56th country to record more than 500,000 coronavirus cases since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload has increased to 500,772 following the detections of another 2,078 cases today.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 59,058 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Earlier today, 1,186 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 429,776.
2,607 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present. Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll is currently at 11,938.