The Afghan authorities recorded 50 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said.

Ferozuddin Feroz, the Minister of Public Health, confirmed that the authorities recorded 50 new positive cases across the country in the past 24 hours.

According to Public Health Ministry, the new cases increase the total number of COVID-19 positive cases to 1,226 across the country.

Meanwhile, Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, said 21 of the new cases were recorded in Herat province of Afghanistan.

Mayar further added that 15 other cases were recorded in Kunduz, 6 in Kabul, 4 in Logar, 2 in Panjshir, 1 in Takhar and 1 in Jawzjan province.

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