More than 1,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in the eight countries that make up South Asia.

According to data from online resource Worldometer, 84 fatalities were reported in member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on Tuesday, raising the collective death toll to 1,021.

The overall case count reached 35,297 after 2,605 new cases were confirmed, mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

The COVID-19 situation in SAARC countries as of Tuesday:

Country Name Total cases New cases Total deaths New deaths Recovered Total tests India 20,178 1,520 645 53 3,976 462,621 Pakistan

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