The total number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases climbed to 840 in Afghanistan with the new 56 positive cases.

The Ministry of Public Health announced Thursday that the 54 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours.

According to Public Health Ministry officials, 37 of the new positive cases were recorded in capital Kabul.

Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed the new positive cases which the authorities recorded in several provinces in the past 24 hours.

Mayar further added that 37 positive cases were recorded in Kabul, 11 in Herat, 6 in Balkh, 1 in Nangarhar and 1 in Laghman province.

The disease has so far killed at least 30 people across the country while at least 54 others have fully recovered, according to public health ministry officials.

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