Coronavirus cases cross 40,000 in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases crossed 40,000 on Sunday after 1,352 new infections were detected, while the death toll in the country has gone up to 873 with nearly 40 more people succumbing to COVID-19, heath authorities said on Sunday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that out of the total 40,151 cases, Sindh has recorded 15,590, Punjab 14,584, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 5,847, Balochistan 2,544, Islamabad 947, Gilgit-Baltistan 527 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 112.

A total of 39 people have died during the last 24 hours, taking the number of fatalities to 873, while another 11,341 people have fully recovered, it said.

So far, 373,410 tests have been conducted in the country, including 14,175 in the last 24 hours, it added.Despite the increase in number of infections, the Pakistan government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions and most of the country has been opened up for business.

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