Pakistan reports highest daily COVID cases in 3 months as positivity rate soars to 9pc

Web Desk 09:48 AM | 5 Aug, 2021
Pakistan reports highest daily COVID cases in 3 months as positivity rate soars to 9pc

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday reported 5,661 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day toll since April 24, as the Delta variant is spreading across the country, official data cited.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has surged to 23,635 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 1,053,660.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 6,787 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the total recoveries stand at 952,616. As of Thursday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 77,409 while the national positivity stands at 9 percent.

At least 392,433 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 360,494 in Punjab 146,485 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 89,117 in Islamabad, 30,880 in Balochistan, 25,778 in Azad Kashmir, and 8,473 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 11,122 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,098 in Sindh, 4,495 in KP, 807 in Islamabad, 636 in Azad Kashmir, 329 in Balochistan, and 148 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The health facilities across the country conducted 62,462 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 16,278,190 since the first case was reported.

On Wednesday, the Balochistan government declared Gwadar the worst district affected due to a novel virus as the positivity rate soared to a staggering 58 percent in the region.

Province’s health department said that the pandemic positivity rate has reached an alarming situation as 58 percent of the tests are coming positive for the COVID-19 in Gwadar. As many as 164 people are quarantined in the area, the health department said and added that nine people have lost their lives.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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