COVID-19: Afghanistan Records Highest Increase in Daily Cases Pushing Tally Near 10,000

In the past 24 hours, 782 new Coronavirus cases have been reported – the highest since the outbreak began. Wahid Majrooh, Deputy Minister of Public Health, said the total number of infected people is almost at 9,998 with 216 dead and 1,000 recovered.

Officials at the Ministry of Health (MoPH) said Kabul with 377 new cases, has the highest number of infected people in the country, followed by Herat with 150 cases. The other provinces don’t fare any better with 49 new cases registered in Balkh, 47 in Ghazni, 32 in Nangarhar, 28 in Paktia, 21 in Samangan and 12 in each of the provinces of Paktika, Baghlan and Logar.

Wahid Majrooh said the virus outbreak would continue to spread unchecked if the people do not comply with the quarantine, especially during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

“We strongly warn citizens that if they do not comply with quarantine, do not stay in their homes and do not follow the correct recommendations, both they and all members of their families will be infected with the virus,” he said.

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