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54 new Covid-19 cases surface in Afghanistan

54 new Covid-19 cases surface in Afghanistan

Aug 08, 2020 - 16:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 54 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in different parts of the country during the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 37,069.

The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said in a statement that 1,497 individuals underwent tests during the period and 54 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Kabul recorded 28 new cases while Kabul saw 14 more infections. At least five fresh cases were registered in Badghis, four in Balkh and one each in Paktia, Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.

Five people lost their lives to the pandemic while 57 recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,312. As many as 25,960 individuals have recovered from the disease so far.

The ministry called on the people to follow medical instructions and guidelines to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.



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