The Herat Public Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that Dr. Abdul Wahed Razi, one of Herat’s top public health officials, had died of the coronavirus.
There are currently 402 health workers infected with the coronavirus, eight of whom have died so far.
More Than 5,000 Infected People
In the last 24 hours, out of 72 suspicious samples in Herat Laboratory, 41 samples were related to this province, as a result of which 22 positive cases have been registered which include 16 men and 6 women.
With the registration of these 22 new cases, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in Herat province has reached 935, of which 22 have died and another 175 have recovered, but the condition of 7 patients is serious.
In the past 24 hours, 259 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health said.
Wahid Majroh, deputy director of services at the Ministry of Public Health said in a press conference on Wednesday that 259 new positive cases of coronavirus have been registered during the last 24 hours in the country , killing five patients and 42 others recovered. As a result, the death toll from Coronavirus has risen to 132 and the number of recovered to 648.
Turkey’s Aid To Afghanistan
The Ministry of Public Health said that the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) in Kabul had provided some medical equipment and supplies to the Afghan government and had officially submitted them to the ministry.
The Ministry of Public Health said in a press release that the medical equipment and supplies that were delivered to the ministry included 3 ventilators, 8 oxygen insulator machine, 5 monitors, an ambulance, and face mask machine, autopipe machine and etc.
Meanwhile, the total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Afghanistan has reached 5,226.
Zackaria Noori contributed reporting.