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Afghanistan’s Covid-19 cases cross 7,000 mark

Afghanistan’s Covid-19 cases cross 7,000 mark

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May 18, 2020 - 15:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): About 408 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Afghanistaninfo-icon in the past 24 hours, taking the nation’s tally to 7,072, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said on Monday. 

 Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the ministry, told a media briefing here that 173 citizens, including four doctors, had died from the pandemic while 801 Afghans recovered so far.

The new cases surfaced in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Takhar, Khost, Parwan, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Baghlan, Ghorinfo-icon and Duikundi, Paktika, Kunar, Kunduz, Panjsher, Kapisa and Laghman provinces.

The official said 162 of the fresh cases were detected in Kabul, 95 in Herat, 31 in Balkh, 20 Takhar, 19 in Khost, 18 in Parwan, 15 in Paktia, eight in Maidan Wardak, seven in Logar, six in Baghlan, five each in Ghor and Daikundi, four each in Paktika and Kunar, three each in Kunduz and Panjsher, two in Kapisa and one in Laghman.

Mayar asked people to pay greater attention to adopting preventive measures and acting on the guidelines from the ministry. “There is no vaccine yet to cure the virus.”

Figures from MoPH show 2,066 cases have been reported in Kabul, 1,249 in Herat, 635 in Kandahar, 534 in Balkh, 310 in Nangarhar, 308 in Paktia, 170 in Takhar, 136 in Baghlan, 134 in Samangan, 132 in Logar, 128 in Ghazni, 123 in Laghman, 115 in Maidan Wardak, 102 in Jawzjan, 93 in Badghis, 88 in Panjsher, 76 in Kunduz, 75 in Kunar, 68 in Parwan, 63 in Nimroz, 51 in Faryab, 50 in Paktika, 45 in Helmand, 44 each in Ghor and Khost, 39 each in Farah and Sar-i-Pul and 37 in Bamyan.

 Similarly, 38 cases have surfaced in Zabul, 34 in Kapisa, 21 in Daikundi, 16 in Badakhshan, five in Uruzgan and four in Nuristan.

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