The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 572 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 15), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,314.
According to the Government Information Department, the new cases were associated with the New Year Cluster.
This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 496,423.
Official data showed that more than 57,400 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes.
Total recoveries from the virus infection reached 427,254 earlier today as 11,605 more patients were discharged from medical care upon returning to health.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka registered 132 new COVID-related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sep. 14. The new development pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,699. – ada derana