Pakistan reports 3,179 new coronavirus cases, deaths rise by 87

09:36 AM | 19 Dec, 2020
Pakistan reports 3,179 new coronavirus cases, deaths rise by 87

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday has recorded 87 deaths and 3,179 fresh cases due to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll stands at 9,250 as 87 more died from the Covid-19 infection. At least 404,501 patients have recovered from the virus while 2,486 patients are in critical condition.

The total count of active cases stands at 40,922 and the national positivity rate dropped to 6.61 percent.

The national tally of confirmed cases has surged to 454,673.

Sindh stands first in terms of new cases as 202,983 coronavirus cases have been confirmed so far 130,706 in Punjab, 54,448 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 35,905 in Islamabad, 17,880 in Balochistan, 7,937 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,814 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, Punjab ranks top in terms of deaths, 3,558 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic so far in Punjab, 3,302 in Sindh, 1,521 in KP, 388 in Islamabad, 203 in Azad Kashmir, 179 in Balochistan, and 99 in GB.

A total of 48,075 tests were conducted across the country during this period while 6,264,135 samples have been tested thus far.

Earlier Pakistan's Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has contracted the coronavirus.

"Just got my covid test result and it is positive. Will be isolating at home," said the head of Pakistan's top coronavirus monitoring body in a tweet.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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