Five more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 749. The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at medical institutions. Samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive tests, the Health Ministry said today. The details on the latest fatalities are below: The country has also recorded an additional 252 new cases, taking the number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 30,696.