The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 782 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday — Afghanistan’s highest day-to-day increase during the pandemic so far.

Deputy Public Health Minister Waheedullah Majroh confirmed that the authorities recorded 782 new positive cases of the coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

As of Saturday, the Ministry of Public Health, reported that the health authorities have recorded 9,998 positive cases of coronavirus since its outbreak in various provinces of Afghanistan.

Majroh further added that the majority of the new cases were recorded in Kabul where the authorities reported 377 new cases.

According to Majroh, the authorities in Herat 150 new positive cases while 49 new cases were recorded in northern Balkh.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health said at least 216 people have died of the disease so far while 1040 others have fully recovered.


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