Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (32); More Than 3,000 Infected and Around 100 Recovered

Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (32); More Than 3,000 Infected and Around 100 Recovered

5 May 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that 330 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in different provinces of the country during the past 24 hours.

Wahid Majrouh, Deputy Minister of Services of the Ministry of Health, said in a press conference on Tuesday that with the registration of 330 new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Afghanistan reaches 3,224.

Nearly 100 Patients Recovered

The latest cases of coronavirus in the country include 59 cases in Herat, 45 cases in Kabul, 41 cases in Kandahar, 38 cases in Balkh, 26 cases in Paktia, 13 cases in Nangarhar, 11 cases in Laghman, 10 cases in Logar and Samangan.  In Ghazni, Kunduz and Kunar, 5 each, 11 cases in Takhar, one in Helmand, two in Farah, six in Faryab, nine in Paktika, 12 in Panjshir, three in Zabul and Badakhshan each.  In Kapisa and Maidan Wardak, there are 4 each, as well as 7 in Parwan.

In the past 24 hours, 126 suspected coronavirus cases have been tested in Herat, of which 59 have been confirmed positive.

The latest figures include 40 men and 19 women, with the number of people infected patients in Herat reaching 630.

Among those infected with the coronavirus in Herat, 14 have died and 154 have recovered.

In the past 24 hours, five people with corona have died in the country and another 24 have recovered, bringing the total number of deaths to 95 and the number of recovered to 421.

An 18-year-old pregnant woman has also died of the coronavirus in Nangarhar.

1030 Care Beds

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that it has dedicated the Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in western Kabul for patients with coronavirus.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, Wahid Majrouh, the ministry’s deputy director of health services, inaugurated the Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital, which has been set up for patients with COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The hospital has a capacity of 100 beds with all the medical facilities, emergency department and serious care and will be upgraded to nearly 200 beds in the future.

Majroh at the inauguration ceremony announced an increase in emergency beds and emergency care in all provinces of the country, saying that 100,000 beds were to be created and 1,030 beds were to be provided for the serious ill people of COVID-19 across the country.

Zackaria Noori contributed reporting.

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