Pakistan’s COVID case total nears 1 million, as positivity rate soars to 6.30pc

08:38 AM | 22 Jul, 2021
Pakistan’s COVID case total nears 1 million, as positivity rate soars to 6.30pc

ISLAMABAD – At least 40 people lost their lives due to the third wave of the novel coronavirus infection while 2,158 fresh infections have reported in the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Thursday.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has surged to 22,928 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 998,609.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 895 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the total recoveries stand at 922,929. As of Thursday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 52,752 while the national positivity ratio stands at 6.30 percent.

At least 361,160 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 351,592 in Punjab 141,288 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,179 in Islamabad, 29,301 in Balochistan, 22,538 in Azad Kashmir, and 7,551 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 10,906 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,784 in Sindh, 4,402 in KP, 788 in Islamabad, 606 in Azad Kashmir, 320 in Balochistan, and 122 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The health facilities across the country conducted 34,216 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 15,559,684 since the first case was reported.

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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