MoPH Graph Shows People Between Ages 20-29 Make Up Largest Number of Coronavirus Patients in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says most of the coronavirus cases are among the people aged 20 to 29 in Afghanistan.

The spokesman of MoPH, Wahidullah Mayar in a press conference on Thursday said that 56 new cases of coronavirus were registered during the past 24 hours which the number of infected patients reaches 840.

According to Mayar, out of a total of 56 new cases, 37 were related to Kabul province, 11 to Herat, 6 to Balkh and one to Nangarhar and Laghman provinces each.

Mayar noted that as many as 10 other patients with coronavirus have been recovered in the past 24 hours and the total number of recovered patients so far has reached 54.

An individual also died of the coronavirus in Sarobi District of Kabul.

MoPH spokesman cited that the death toll from the coronavirus reaches 30 that 11 deaths were from Kabul, six in Herat, four in Balkh, three in Nangarhar, two in Takhar and one in Ghazni, Logar and Daikundi provinces each.

Of the total number of people infected with the coronavirus, 74.3% are men and 25.7% are women, with the youngest being between the ages of 20 and 29 are among the largest number of COVID-19 cases, Mayar said.

He added that the reports on dismissal of the three deputy ministers are incorrect and that the three had been working in other parts of the Ministry.

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