The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that a patient has died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in capital Kabul.

According to public health ministry officials, the new death as a result of COVID-19 in the capital brings the total number of deaths to 7 across the country.

The officials in public health ministry had earlier confirmed that the positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen to 299 across the country.

Waheed Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed that the ministry has so far recorded 299 positive cases in various provinces of Afghanistan.

Mayar further added that the ministry recently recorded 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Kabul, 2 in Samangan province and one cases each in Balkh, Kunduz, Ghazni, Logar and Faryab provinces.

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