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429 new Covid-19 cases emerge in Afghanistan

20 May 2020 - 15:45
20 May 2020 - 15:45

KABUL (Pajhwok): About 429 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, taking the nation’s tally to 8,145, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday. 

Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the ministry, told a media briefing here that 187 citizens, including four doctors, had died from the pandemic while 930 Afghans recovered so far.

The new cases surfaced in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Baghlan, Takhar, Jawzjan, Paktia, Nangarhar, Panjsher, Parwan, Kunar, Logar, Kapisa, Sar-i-Pul, Farah and Ghazni provinces.

The official said 262 of the fresh cases were detected in Kabul, 59 in Herat, 39 in Baghlan, 33 in Baklh, 28 in Takhar, 14 in Jawzjan, 10 each in Paktia and Nangarhar, nine each in Panjsher and Parwan, seven in Kunar, six in Logar, five in Kapisa, four in Sar-i-Pul and Farah and two in Ghazni.

Mayar asked people to pay greater attention to adopting preventive measures and acting on the guidelines from the ministry. “There is no vaccine yet to cure the virus.”

Figures from MoPH show 2,493 cases have been reported in Kabul, 1,345 in Herat, 636 in Kandahar, 622 in Balkh, 454 in Nangarhar, 343 in Paktia, 210 in Takhar, 171 in Baghlan, 157 in Samangan, 153 in Laghman, 151 in Ghazni, 138 in Logar, 116 each in Maidan Wardak and Jawjzan, 106 each in Badghis and Panjsher, 98 in Kunar, 83 in Kunduz, 81 in Parwan, 63 in Nimroz, 58 in Sar-i-Pul, 53 in Paktika, 51 in Faryab, 46 in Khost, 45 in Helmand, 44 in Ghor, 43 in Farah and 37 in Kapisa.

Similarly, 38 cases have surfaced in Zabul, 37 in Bamyan, 22 in Daikundi, 17 in Badakhshan, five in Uruzgan and four in Nuristan.


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