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Afghanistan report 86 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths

Afghanistan report 86 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths

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Aug 13, 2020 - 14:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Eighty-six new Covid-19 cases were registered in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 37,424.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in a statement that 592 individuals underwent tests during the period and 86 of them were diagnosed with the virus.

Herat recorded 30 new cases while Daikundi and Ghorinfo-icon province registered 11 new infections each. Seven cases surfaced each in Kabul and Balkh and four each in Takhar and Nangarhar.

Kandahar, Logar, Nimroz and Nuristan reported two new infections each, with Badghis, Kunduz, Badakhshan and Helmand seeing one case each.

Nine people lost their lives to the pandemic while 20 recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,363. As many as 26,714 individuals have recovered from the disease so far.

The MoPH, citing a survey, recently said around one million people had been infected with the Covid-19 pandemic nation-wide.

The 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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