MoPH Reports 203 New COVID-19 Cases

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 203 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours.

At least 32 deaths and 665 recoveries from COVID-19 infection were also reported, while the ministry added that they tested 1,346 samples.

As per the ministry, 26 new cases were reported from Kabul, four from Kandahar, 18 new cases from Nangarhar, four from Kunduz, 12 from Takhar, 20 from Baghlan, 13 from Helmand, six from Bamiyan, 21 from Ghazni, eight from Nimroz, 15 from Daikundi, nine from Kunar, 16 from Laghman, 15 from Jawzjan and 11 from Sar-e-Pul provinces.

Meanwhile, five deaths were reported from Kabul, one from Kandahar, three from Balkh, two from Kunduz, two from Takhar, two from Faryab, one from Maidan Wardak, two from Helmand, one from Badakhshan, two from Nimroz, four from Paktia, one from Laghman, one from Ghor, four from Farah and one from Khost provinces.

Data by the ministry shows that the total number of cases now stands at 143,869, while the death toll is 6,425 and total recoveries are 91,835. Now, COVID-19 positivity rate in the country is 15.08%.

With the slight decline in cases, the Higher Education Ministry said universities and higher education institutes will reopen gradually within the next two weeks in provinces with low COVID-19 cases. But he added that prior to that, students will get vaccinated.

The Ministry of Higher Education announced that classes at all educational institutions will be started gradually. Hamid Obaidi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, said on Saturday, that the decision was made based on a report by the Ministry of Public Health.

According to him, in the first step, universities and educational institutions in the provinces where the coronavirus positivity rate is less than 35% will be reopened in two weeks.

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