The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan passed the 5,000 mark as the country reported 254 new cases in the last 24 hours, health authorities said on Sunday.

The total number of cases is now at 5,038, while 14 more fatalities in a day raised the death toll to 86, according to the Health Ministry.

The ministry said 37 patients are in critical condition, while 1,026 people have recovered across the country.

Some 61,800 people have been tested in the country of over 200 million people, with almost 2,800 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.

The northeastern Punjab

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