Afghanistan recorded 66 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of positive cases to 906.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed that the health officials recorded 66 new positive cases of the disease across the country in the past 24 hours.

Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, said Friday that 26 of the new positive cases were recorded in capital Kabul.

Mayar further added that the public health authorities recorded 15 new cases in Kandahar, 6 in Balkh, 5 in Kunduz, 5 in Herat, 4 in Helmand, 3 in Laghman, 1 in Nangarhar and 1 in Kunar province.

Meanwhile, the Public Health officials said at least 100 infected people have recovered across the country while the disease has so far killed at least 30 people in various provinces.


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