The public health authorities recorded 414 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of COVID-19 positive cases to over 6,000 since the outbreak of the virus.

Deputy Public Health Minister Wahid Majroh said the public health authorities tested 1,221 people across the country in the past 24 hours.

According to Majroh, the results of 414 people returned as positive which increased the total number of COVID-19 positive cases to 6,053 people since the outbreak of the virus.

Majroh further added that the majority of the new positive cases were recorded in Kabul, Herat and Kandahar provinces.

Meanwhile, Majroh said 54 people who had previously contracted the disease recovered during the past 24 hours.

He also added that 17 others who had contracted the disease lost their lives during the same period which increase the total number of the deaths to 153.

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