COVID-19 cases surpass 31,500 in Afghanistan; death toll tops 745

New Delhi (NVI): The Afghan authorities confirmed 279 new coronavirus cases in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 31,517, according to local media reports.

The country’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said the positive cases were recorded in Kabul were 41, Herat 38, Kandahar 4, Balkh 1, Paktia 18, Nangarhar 2, Takhar 7, Bamyan 35, Badghis 13.

Likewise, 6 Covid-19 cases were reported in Logar, Kunduz 11, Parwan 1, Maidan Wardak 2, Badakhshan 3, Kunar 2, Helmand 2, Kapisa 7, Panjsher 3, Ghor 68, Zabul 2, and Urozgan 3.

Meanwhile, 12 COVID-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, the lowest number of deaths in the past two weeks, as per the reports.

The death cases were reported as follows: Kabul (3), Herat (1), Kandahar (3), Balkh (1), Paktia (2), Takhar (1), and Ghor (1).

According to the MoPH, the country’s laboratories could handle up to 2,000 tests a day, however in recent weeks, the daily sampling rates have been declining.

The ministry added that 197 people have recovered from the virus and discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours.

So far, 745 coronavirus patients have died while 14,036 people have recovered.