ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Pakistan reported 467 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry said, bringing the tally to 315,727. 

According to the ministry, the total number of recoveries reached 300,616 as 780 more patients recovered over the past 24 hours.

Another 6 patients died over the past day, raising the death toll to 6,523, it added.

The infection rate in Pakistan has significantly dropped in recent weeks, compared to an average of 5,000 daily cases in May and June.

The highest number of single-day cases was nearly 7,000 recorded in August.

The government is currently following a “mini smart lockdown” strategy. Instead of closing entire streets or shopping centers, only houses or workplaces where infections are reported will be sealed.

The country has conducted more than 3.7 million tests, according to statistics.

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