The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 563,267 following the detection of 747 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases, 745 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster while two persons who arrived from overseas also tested positive for the virus yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 8,899 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 10,378 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 540,040.
2,258 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 23 coronavirus-related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,328.