COVID-19: With 42 Deaths, Afghanistan Reports Highest Single-Day Increase in Fatalities

At least 42 fatalities were recorded in Afghanistan last night said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the highest officially reported number of deaths due to Coronavirus since the outbreak started.

According to the MoPH, 19 deaths were reported in Herat while Kabul reported 17 in the past 24 hours. The death toll in the country recorded its biggest increase as it jumped to 546 COVID-19 fatalities.

The Ministry’s daily statistics showed the addition of 658 new lab-confirmed cases within the past day, bringing the total to 27,532, with the province of Kabul reporting the majority of the new cases, 415.

In the past day 1,502 COVID-19 patients have also recovered pushing those numbers to 7,660 cases.

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