The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 506,009 following the detection of 1,518 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 1,509 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
Nine persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 60,698 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 1,055 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 433,093.
2,187 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 93 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 12,218.