Only 5% COVID-19 Patients In Afghanistan Need Serious Care: MoPH

Recent studies by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) showed that only 5% of Coronavirus patients in Afghanistan needed serious medical care.

The announcement came as the country reported 239 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 33,190 confirmed cases to date.

Akmal Samsor, spokesperson for the MoPH, said 95% of the people showed mild symptoms and almost 72% of the people who had tested positive were men.

He also added that the majority of 898 fatalities were seen in the 60 to 69 years age group while more people in the 20 to 29 years age group were hospitalized.

The MoPH reported 34 fatalities and 737 recovered cases in the past 24 hours.

New cases were reported in the provinces of Kabul (90), Ghazni (51), Herat (23), Bamyan (16), Baghlan (9), Paktia (8), Kandahar (7), Zabul (6), Logar (5), Kunduz (5), Kunar (4), Laghman (3), Panjsher (3), Parwan (3), Helmand (2), Samangan (2), Nangarhar (1) and Takhar (1).

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