At least 12 people died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Afghanistan as 235 new positive cases surfaced across the country in the past 24 hours.
Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed the new deaths and positive cases during a press conference in Kabul.
Mayar further added that 12 people died of the virus in the past 24 hours in Afghanistan.
He also added that the public health authorities recorded 235 new positive cases during the same period, increasing the total number of positive cases to 2,704.
According to Mayar, 63 of the positive cases were recorded in Kabul, 54 in Kandahar, 19 in Herat, 14 in Panjshir, 13 in Takhar, 12 in Nangarhar, 10 in Samangan, 10 in Ghor, 9 in Baghlan and 7 in Wardak province.
The remaining cases were recorded in Badghis, Bamyan, Laghman, Sar-e Pul, Kunar and Helmand provinces.
Meanwhile, Mayar said a total of 14 patients recovered from the disease across the country during the same period.