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Afghanistan’s coronavirus tally surges to 34,740

Afghanistan’s coronavirus tally surges to 34,740

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Jul 14, 2020 - 14:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok); At least153 new positive Covid-19 cases have been detected in different parts of the country over the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 34,740.

A statement from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said 637 individuals underwent testing during the period and 153 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Kabul recorded 51 new cases while Herat saw 37 more infections. Sixteen fresh cases were registered in Ghorinfo-icon, nine each in Balkh and Logar, three each in Baghlan and Laghman, two in Takhar and one in Kunar.

At least 24 people lost their lives to the pandemic while 174 others recovered from it in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,062. As many as 21,454 people have recovered from the disease so far.

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

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