The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says one new positive case of polio has been registered in Marouf district of Kandahar province.
Mirjan Rasekh, the head of public awareness of the polio eradication program of MoPH said that a 1-year-old boy is now permanently paralyzed by the poliovirus.
With the registration of this new positive case of polio virus, the total number of infected people during the year 2020 has reached 54 nationwide. Of the 54 cases of polio, 36 were in the south, eight in the west, six in the southeast, two in the east, one in the northeast, and one in the northeast.
Rasekh added that 74 percent of those infected were in area under the control of Taliban who had not received the full dose of the polio vaccine.