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210 new Covid-19 cases detected in Afghanistan

210 new Covid-19 cases detected in Afghanistan

Jul 08, 2020 - 14:33

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 210 new positive Covid-19 cases were detected in different parts of the country over the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 33,594.

A statement from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said 591 of individuals underwent testing during the period and 210 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Kabulinfo-icon recorded 141 new cases while Takhar saw 14 more infections. At least 12 fresh cases were registered in Paktia, 10 in Balkh, nine in Kunduz , seven in Badakhshan, four in Kandahar, three in Nimroz , two each in Baghlan, Logar and Parwan, one each in Nangarhar, Kunar , Panjsher and Kapisa.

At least 17 people lost their lives to the pandemic and 549 others recovered from it in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 937. As many as 20,700 people have recovered from the disease so far.

The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon has called on the Afghan people to follow the instructions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.


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