COVID-19 cases reach 1,463 in Afghanistan

New Delhi (NVI): At least 133 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1,463 across the country, according to local media.

Among the new coronavirus cases, 25 were reported in Herat, 21 in Balkh, 20 in Kandahar, 16 in Kabul, 7 in Nimroz, 7 in Samangan and three cases in each provinces of Zabul, Kapisa, Logar, Takhar, two cases in each provinces of Ghor, Bamiyan, Uruzgan, and one in each provinces of Baghlan, Maidan Wardak, Helmand and Parwan.

According to Afghan Health Ministry, four people died of the coronavirus in last 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities in the country to 47.

The official spokesperson of country said the shortage of RNA extraction kits “has been resolved” as Afghanistan has 10,000 kits that will arrive within the next few days and 50,000 kits are due in next few weeks.
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Another 100,000 RNA extraction kits would be purchased by Afghanistan, official added.

Meanwhile, among new deaths, one of those who died was Assadullah Fazli, the former head of the Kunar public health directorate.