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Afghanistan records fewest single day Covid-19 cases

Afghanistan records fewest single day Covid-19 cases

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday announced recording 36 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours in the country, the fewest since a long time.

The ministry in a statement said 8, 82 people underwent tests since Saturday and the virus was detected in 36 people, pushing the overall tally to 54,595.

It said 10 cases were detected in Faryab, five each in , Kandahar, Kabul, Paktia, four in Helmand,  two in Nimroz, one each in Balkh, Takhar, Parwan, Ghazni and Khost  provinces.

Thirty-one individuals recovered from the infection, taking the recoveries to 46,943 and five people lost their lives to the virus during the period, with the total death toll reaching 2,378.

The coronavirus first emerged in China more than a year ago and then spread to at least all countries around the world, including Afghanistan, but a new form of the virus has recently appeared in the United States and Britain.


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