KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries are now above 100,000, while the number of total confirmed cases has passed 210,000, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

With 4,133 new cases over the past 24 hours, the country’s total reached 213,470, including 100,802 recoveries.

Another 91 patients died since Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 4,395, the ministry said.

According to official statistics, Pakistan, which recorded over 130,000 COVID-19 cases in June alone, has conducted more than 1.3 million tests so far.

Islamabad has imposed locality-based lockdowns in scores of hotspots in some 20 cities to curb the spread of the virus.

Planning Minister Asad Umar, who is heading the country’s COVID-19 response, recently warned that the number of infections could exceed 1 million by the end of July if the current trend persists.

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