Afghanistan COVID-19 cases climb to 29,715 with 639 deaths

New Delhi (NVI): Afghanistan today witnessed a rise in coronavirus cases with 234 new infections, taking the overall tally to 29,715 across the country, according to Afghan media reports.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 639 with 21 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

Among the fresh cases reported, Kabul once again was on top of the list with 124 cases followed by Herat with 34 positive cases.

Other provinces which reported cases are Nangarhar (10), Bamiyan (24), Badghis (8), Logar (3), Parwan (2), Badakhshan (6), Laghman (2), Kunar (7), Panjshir (3), Kapisa (7) and Daikundi (4), as per the reports.

In terms of fatalities, 11 Covid-19 deaths were reported in Herat, 5 in Baghlan, 4 in Kabul and 1 in Balkh, in the past 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said 9,869 people have recovered from the respiratory disease across the country.

So far, 67,451 people have been tested for coronavirus in the government’s testing centres in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the MoPH announced yesterday that they had spent USD 36.7 million so far in their COVID-19 response.

-RJV