Pakistan’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 71 after five more patients lost their lives in the last 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday.

The total number of confirmed cases surged to 4,788 with 190 new cases reported, according to the Health Ministry.

The ministry said 50 of patients are in critical condition, while 762 people recovered across the country.

A total of 57,836 people have been tested in the country of over 200 million people, with 2,457 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.

The northeastern Punjab province, which accounts for more than half of

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