The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday that the public health authorities recorded 259 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in various provinces in the past 24 hours.

Deputy Public Health Minister Wahid Majroh said a total of 5 people infected with the virus lost their lives during the same period and 42 others recovered.

Majroh further added that a total of 132 people have so far lost their lives across the country since the outbreak of the virus while a total of 648 people have fully recovered.

According to Public Health Ministry, the public health authorities have recorded 5,226 positive cases of coronavirus since the spread of the disease.

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