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37 new Covid-19 cases registered in Afghanistan

37 new Covid-19 cases registered in Afghanistan

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Aug 09, 2020 - 15:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 37 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 37,109.

The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said in a statement that 1,789 individuals underwent tests during the period and 37 of them were diagnosed with the virus.

Kabul recorded 14 new cases while Kandahar and Takhar provinces registered six cases each, three each cases were detected in Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces, two in Helmand and one each in Logar, Badakhshan and MaidanWardak province.

Nine people lost their lives to the pandemic while 87 recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,321. As many as 26,047 individuals have recovered from the disease so far.

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

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