Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (27); About 2,000 Cases & Donation of 2,000 Diagnostic Kits

Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (27); About 2,000 Cases & Donation of 2,000 Diagnostic Kits

28 Apr 2020

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) say 125 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours.

“125 new cases of coronavirus, including 21 cases in Herat, 15 in Kabul, 15 in Kandahar, 10  in Balkh, 9  in Logar, 8 in Jawzjan, 7 in each provinces of Panjshir, Laghman, Paktia, 6 in each provinces of Ghazni, Takhar, 5 in Nangarhar, two in each provinces of Helmand, Maidan Wardak, Kunar and one in each provinces of Badghis, Badakhshan and Kapisa,” the spokesman of MoPH, Wahidullah Mayar said.

29 Cases

According to the health authorities, 29 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in laboratories in Kandahar and Nangarhar provinces during the past 24 hours.

The Kandahar Public Health Department said in a statement on Tuesday that 15 new cases of the coronavirus had been reported in the past 24 hours and that one patient had died as a result in the province.

On the other hand, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar said that in the past 24 hours, 14 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in the province’s laboratory, including 7 in Laghman, 5 in Nangarhar and 2 in Kunar.

34 Suspicious Cases In Maidan Wardak

Local officials in Maidan Wardak province have confirmed that a suspicious woman with coronavirus has died in the province.

A 55-year-old woman suspected of having coronavirus died at the provincial hospital, the Wardak governor’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

The head of public health department in Maidan Wardak added that 34 suspicious cases of coronavirus have been registered in the province so far, three of which have been positive.  Of these three cases, one has recovered and the other two are quarantined.

In the past 24 hours, eight patients infected with the coronavirus have recovered in Herat, and one died in Kandahar.  With this new statistic, the number of recovered has reached 228 and the death toll has reached 58.

In the meantime, the Afghan Embassy in Tehran has also announced the donation of 2,000 diagnostic kits and specialized health items by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Afghanistan.

Zackaria Noori contributed reporting.

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