KABUL, bordering Iran, where eight people have lost their lives to the illness.
The first reported case in Afghanistan was announced by Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz at a news press conference in Kabul.
He also announced a state of emergency had been declared in Herat.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain and Kuwait have also confirmed the first cases of coronavirus.
While Afghanistan and Pakistan have closed their borders with Iran, other nations have banned travel to the Islamic republic.