Four more persons, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 687.

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 Ministry said.

Meanwhile, the country has recorded an additional 123 new cases of the virus, taking the number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 28,099.


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