The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that 793 positive cases of Coronavirus were reported in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 26,310 confirmed cases to date.
In the statement, the MoPH said new cases were reported in Kabul (460), Badakhshan (61), Takhar (59), Bamyan (58), Baghlan (34), Logar (34), Paktia (28), Kandahar (13), Laghman (13), Zabul (10) Helmand (6), Parwan (6), Panjsher (5), Kunduz (4) and Nimroz (2).
Thirteen people succumbed to the virus and 381 people were released from the hospital during the past day, taking the death count to 491 and the recovered cases to 5,508 respectively.
There are 19 patients whose conditions are severe.
The ministry conducted 1,640 tests over the past day.