Afghanistan COVID-19 cases climb to 31,238 with 733 deaths

New Delhi (NVI): Afghanistan today witnessed a rise in coronavirus cases with 271 new infections, taking the overall tally to 31,238 across the country, according to Afghan media reports.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 733 with 12 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said, among the fresh cases reported, Kabul once again was on top of the list with 130 cases followed by Herat with 30 positive cases.

Other provinces which reported cases are Kandahar (12), Balkh (28), Nangarhar (3), Takhar (14), Bamiyan (13), Baghlan (7), Badghis (4), Nimruz (12), Wardak (1), Laghman (1), Kunar (5), Helmand (4), Panjshir (5) and Zabul (2), as per the reports.

In terms of fatalities, 4 COVID-19 deaths registered in Kabul, 4 in Parwan, 3 in Nangarhar and 1 in Herat.

The ministry also said that, 13,934 people have been recovered from the respiratory disease across the country.

So far, 71,549 people have been tested for coronavirus in the government’s testing centres in Afghanistan.

-RJV