KABUL Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday said 219 new positive Covid-19 cases were detected during the last 24 hours that saw 21 people dying from the infection.
The ministry said 1,650 people underwent tests during the past 24 hours and the virus was detected in 219 people, pushing up the total number of cases in the country to 46,717.
Of the fresh cases, 88 were registered in Kabul, 21 in Kandahar, 19 in Balkh, 17 in Nangarhar, 14 in Herat, 10 in Parwan and Logar each, seven in Khost and Daikundi each, six in Nimroz and Maidan Wardak each, five in Laghman, three in Ghor and Faryab each, two in Badghis and one in Farah province.
At least 119 individuals recovered from the pandemic during the past 24 hours, pushing up the number of recoveries to 36,907.
The ministry said that 21 people lost their lives to the virus during the period and the total tally of deaths reached 1,800.
The ministry has announced that the second wave of the pandemic has begun in the country and people should follow the virus preventive guidelines.