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Afghanistan reports 45 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

Afghanistan reports 45 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

Aug 15, 2020 - 15:53


KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Forty-five new Covid-19 cases were registered in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 37,551.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in a statement that 105 individuals underwent tests during the period and 45 of them were diagnosed with the virus.

At least 35 of the new positive cases surfaced in Herat, eight in Ghorinfo-icon and one each in Ghor and Badghis.

No suspected case was referred to Kabul labs during the period, so no case was diagnosed, as well as no patient recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.

One individual died of the disease during the period and the number of total deaths in the country reached 1,370.

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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