782 new COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan, highest so far

Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said 782 new positive cases of COVID-19 were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total positive cases to 9,998

May 23, 2020
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Kabul: Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said 782 new positive cases of COVID-19 were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total positive cases to 9,998.

The number of total known active cases in Afghanistan is 8,742, said the MoPH.

According to the Health Ministry, 11 people reportedly lost their lives over the past 24 hours and 44 more recovered. The known death toll from the coronavirus is now 216.

The total number of recoveries is 1,040.

Kabul is a hotspot for the virus, with 377 reported cases in the past twenty-four hours.

The new cases, according to the ministry, were reported in Kabul (377), Herat (150), Balkh (49), Ghazni (47), Nangarhar (32), Paktia (28), Samangan (21), Paktika (12), Kunar (10), Kapisa (11), Baghlan (12), Logar (12), Farah (4), Ghor (4), Laghman (6), Badghis (4) and Takhar (3).

So far, 29,417 people have been tested in the country.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 338,232 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 5,213,557, according to Johns Hopkins University.


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