COVID-19: With 48 New Cases, Afghan Tally Crosses 36,000

Afghanistan has confirmed 36,036 cases of Coronavirus so far, with 48 cases testing positive in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that the government laboratories tested 196 samples across three provinces, of which 35 were positive in Kabul, seven in Ghazni and six in Balkh province.

Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Nangarhar have the highest reported cases of COVID-19 and Sar-i-Pul has no active cases according to the government’s dashboard.

According to the MoPH, in the past day, 220 people have recovered while 22 people have succumbed to the virus.

There are almost 10,000 active cases in the country with 24,793 recovered and 1,247 deaths reported.

MoPH data also shows that the number of COVID-19 patients in specialized wards had decreased, showing lower infection rated.

However, some citizens and activists have said that poor health services are to blame for their hesitance to visit hospitals.

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