The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 351,533 following the detection of 3,263 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 3,245 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
18 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 38,253 persons are currently receiving treatment for the coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 2,717 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries to 307,345.
3,179 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
Meanwhile, yesterday, another 160 coronavirus related fatalities were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 5,935.