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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has assisted Afghanistan a number of medical equipments.
MoPH in a press release said that the medical equipment and supplies were delivered to the ministry on Wednesday and included three ventilators, eight oxygen insulators, five pillars patient monitors, an ambulance, face masks, autopsy machine, an infusion machine, a thermometer and an oxygen regulator device that will be used to fight the coronavirus.
This comes as so far, 5,226 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Afghanistan, of which 132 have died and 648 have recovered.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 259 new cases of the coronavirus were registered in the country during the past 24 hours.
Wahid Majroh, the deputy of MoPH in a press conference on Wednesday said that with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country reaches 5,226.
According to MoPH, at least 5 patients infected with the coronavirus have recovered and 42 others have recovered.
Majroh cited that 402 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus in the country so far.
He added that at least eight health workers have died of the coronavirus.
The Public Health department in Herat province says at least 22 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the province during the last 24 hours.
The spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai said that 72 samples of the coronavirus were tested in the laboratory which 22 of them confirmed positive.
According to him, the new cases include 16 men and 6 women.
It is noteworthy that with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province reached 935 with 22 death toll and 175 recovered patients.
Sherzai added that the condition of 7 coronavirus patients are critical.
The Herat Public Health Department has confirmed that a doctor has died of the coronavirus in the province.
According to the health department, a doctor named Abdul Wahid Razi, one of the personnel of Herat Public Health Department died of the virus on Wednesday.
The health authorities said the doctor who died worked in ICU unit of the COVID-19 hospital.
Previously, the Ministry of Public Health has reported that more than 100 doctors and health personnel have been infected with the coronavirus in the country.