KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan on Monday reported its lowest single-day fatalities due to coronavirus since May, the Health Ministry said.

Over the past 24 hours, 20 more fatalities were reported taking the nationwide death toll to 5,842.

Another 1,176 new infections were reported across the country over the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 274,124.

Recoveries have reached 241,026 at a rate of 80%.

Pakistan’s cases of COVID-19 have dropped considerably in recent weeks, however, health experts cautioned that this could be the result of fewer tests.

Authorities have imposed lockdown in virus hotspots across 20 cities.

According to official statistics, the country has so far done nearly 1.9 million tests for the virus.

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