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Afghanistan detects 40 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hrs

Afghanistan detects 40 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hrs

Jul 20, 2020 - 17:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Forty new positive Covid-19 cases were detected across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 35,503, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said on Monday.

At least 118 tests were conducted during the period, with 40 diagnosing positive, the ministry said in a statement.

At least 17 cases were registered each in Herat and Ghorinfo-icon and four in Kandahar.

Two people lost their lives to the pandemic and 22 others recovered from it in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,183. As many as 23, 663 people have recovered from the disease so far.

The Ministry of Public Health  called on people to follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection.


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