Afghanistan’s COVID tally nears 35,000, death toll at 1,094

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in Afghanistan saw a rise of 254 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 34,994, according to Afghan media reports.

The death toll in the country stood at 1,094 with 32 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said, the highest count was reported in Kabul with 78 cases, followed by Daikundi with 61 positive cases.

Likewise, 18 cases were reported in Takhar, Herat (6), Kandahar (3), Balkh (10), Paktia (18), Nangarhar (3), Badghis (11), Logar (9), Badakhshan (11), Wardak (1), Laghman (4) and Ghor (15).

In terms of fatalities, 20 people died Kabul, seven in Farah, three in Herat and two in Nangarhar in the last 24 hours.

The ministry also added that 1,002 patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries to 22,456 in the country.

So far, 81,934 samples have been tested in the government’s testing centers and there are 11,444 known active COVID-19 cases in the country.

Meanwhile, the Afghan government is also implementing a programme titled “national dining table” to replace the bread distribution efforts to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

-RJV