The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday that Coronavirus positive rates in the country had reduced to 12% in Afghanistan, meaning that only 12% of the tested samples were found to have the virus.
Akmal Samsor, spokesperson for the MoPH, said that in the 34th week of the pandemic, 246 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country which showed a 12% rate of infection, compared to the 391 reported in Week 30, which was 18%.
Samsor said the cases may reduce further due to the falling positive confirmation rates in the coming weeks.
The ministry also said they since the beginning of this week, they had not recorded a single COVID-19 fatality in Kabul, one of the worst-affected provinces, indicating a decline in the number of patients.
Afghanistan has reported 38,243 Coronavirus cases so far with 1,409 deaths and 29,315 recoveries.