COVID cases in Afghanistan climb to 30,616; death toll at 703

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in Afghanistan saw a rise of 165 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 30,616, according to Afghan media reports.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 703 with 20 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health said that, among the fresh cases reported, the highest count of new positive cases was reported in Paktia with 34, followed by Hera with 27 cases.

Likwise, 21 cases were reported in Ghazni, 19 in Kandahar, 17 in Paktika, 10 in Khost, 8 in Nuristan, 7 in Laghman, 7 in Nangarhar, 7 in Balkh, 4 in Helmand, 3 in Uruzgan and 1 in Samangan.

But no cases were reported in Kabul in the last 24 hours, according to data by the ministry.

In terms to fatalities, 9 the deaths were reported in Khost, three in Helmand, three Paktia, two Samangan, two in Badakhshan, one in Uruzgan in the past 24 hours.

So far, the total number of people recovered from the virus reached 10,674 in Afghanistan.

-RJV