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The public health authorities recorded 253 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the officials said.

Wahid Majroh, the deputy minister of public health, told reporters in Kabul that the authorities recorded the new cases in various provinces in the past 24 hours.

According to Majroh, the new cases increase the total number of COVID-19 infected patients to 4,333 across the country.

Meanwhile, Majroh said the Minister of Public Health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz’s health condition has been reported as ‘stable’ as he is undergoing treatment.

The Ministry of Public Health announced Thursday that Dr. Feroz has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the officials confirmed.

Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed that the test results of Mr. Feroz returned as positive.

Mayar further added that the public health minister is currently self-isolating in his residence.

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