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172 new coronavirus cases detected in Afghanistan

172 new coronavirus cases detected in Afghanistan

Jul 11, 2020 - 14:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 172 new positive coronavirus cases were registered in different parts of the country in last 24 hours, taking the nation’s tally to 34,366.

A statement from the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said 395 individuals underwent testing during the period and 172 of them were diagnosed with the virus.

Kabul recorded 139 new cases while Balkh saw 10 more infections. At least eight fresh cases were detected in Kandahar, seven in Nimroz, four in Helmand, three in Uruzgan and one in Zabul.

At least 253 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in Afghanistaninfo-icon to 21,135 people.

As many as 23 people lost their lives to the pandemic during the period and the total number of deaths thus reached 994, the statement added.

The Ministry of Public Health once again called on the Afghan people to follow medical instructions to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the country.



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