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Coronavirus cases top 5,000 in Afghanistan

Coronavirus cases top 5,000 in Afghanistan

May 13, 2020 - 13:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) on Wednesday said 259 new positive cases of coronavirus had surfaced in the country over the past 24 hours.

Forty-nine of the fresh cases were found in northern Balkh province, MoPH spokesman Dr. Wahidullah Mayar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Of 619 suspected Covid-19 cases, 259 individuals tested positive, taking Afghanistaninfo-icon’s tally to 5,226, the official added.

He said 132 Afghans had died and 648 recovered from the pandemic so far. The spokesman called on people to observe precautions.

Of the newly recorded cases, 49 were found in Balkh, 29 in Kandahar, 27 in Kabul, 25 in Takhar, 23 in Nangarhar, 22 in Herat, 10 each in Parwan and Kunar.

Mayar said eight infections had been recorded in Badghis, six each in Baghlan, Logar and Wardak, five each in Daikundi and Panjsher.

Four cases were detected in Faryab, three each in Kunduz, Zabul and Nimroz, two each in Helmand, Farah and Bamyan and one each in Laghman and Ghorinfo-icon.

Figures from MoPH show a total of 1,368 in Kabul, 935 in Herat, 579 in Kandahar, 437 in Balkh, 217 in Nangarhar, 200 in Paktia, 133 in Takhar and 101 in Laghman.

At least 94 cases have been recorded in Logar, 91 in Ghazni, 88 in Baghlan, 87 in Maidan Wardak, 80 in Badghis and 79 in Jawzjan.

Seventy-seven cases have surfaced in Panjsher, 73 in Samangan, 71 in Kunar, 65 in Kunduz, 58 in Nimroz, 45 in Parwan, 44 in Helmand, 39 each in Ghor and Farah and 36 each in Bamyan and Faryab provinces.

In addition, 30 cases have been recorded each in Paktika and Zabul, 25 in Sar-i-Pul, 22 in Kapisa, 15 in Daikundi, 13 in Badakhshan, five in Uruzgan and four in Nuristan.



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