Ministry of Health Reports 453 New Cases of COVID-19

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 453 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours.

The ministry also reported 10 deaths and 411 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The total cases now stand at 64,575, while the number of reported deaths is 2,772 and the total number of recoveries is 55,529.

MoPH added that the new cases were reported in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kunduz,Parwan, Paktia, Wardak, Badakhshan, Kapisa, Logar, Panjshir, Laghman, Kunar, Ghor, Jawzjan and Farah provinces.

Meanwhile, the Afghan embassy in India has confirmed that, according to preliminary statistics, 186 Afghan citizens have died of the coronavirus in India so far.

According to the Afghan embassy, there are more than 4,000 Afghan families living in India, registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), numbering more than 21,000.

Afghans living in India without official registration are still unclear. Ajmal Alem Zai, Afghanistan’s cultural representative in Delhi, told BBC that the deceased include two students, 22 Afghan refugees living in India.

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