KARACHI, Pakistan 

Pakistan diagnosed 148 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 1,865, authorities said Tuesday.

The bulk of the new cases was reported from the most populous northeastern Punjab, and southern Sindh provinces, putting the latest figures at 651, and 627 respectively, according to the official command and control cell set up to monitor the virus situation.

Meanwhile, at least seven more patients passed away after contracting the virus, also known as COVID-19, in different parts of the country, taking the death toll to 25.

Infections are rising despite a countrywide lockdown meant

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