COVID-19 cases surpass 34,700 in Afghanistan; death toll tops 1,000

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in Afghanistan saw a rise of 135 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 34,740, according to Afghan media reports.

The death toll in the country stood at 1,062 with 24 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said, Kabul was on the top of the list with 51 new cases followed by Herat with 37 cases and Ghor with 16 positive cases.

At the same time, the fatalities were reported in Kabul (19), Khost (3), Takhar (1) and Nangarhar (1).

The ministry also said, of the total cases, 12,224 are still active, while 21,454 have been cured and discharged.

Afghanistan has tested 81,252 samples since the outbreak of COVID-19, it said.

Meanwhile, the Afghanistan government has also urged the public to avoid gatherings during Eid to stop the transmission and spread of the deadly virus.

-RJV