The public health authorities recorded 285 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, reporting a slight reduction as compared to the number of cases reported over the past two days.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, said the authorities have so far recorded 4,687 COVID-19 positive cases since its outbreak, including the 285 new cases.

According to Majroh, the majority of the new cases were recorded in capital Kabul where the authorities tested 365 people out of which 161 tested positive.

He also added that two people died of the disease in the past 24 hours while 16 others recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, Majroh warned regarding persistent outspread of the disease in the country, emphasizing that the spread of the virus will not end very soon and that the people should strictly observe the health guidelines.

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