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Over 9,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Afghanistan

22 May 2020 Tolo News

The Ministry of Public Health on Friday said 542 new positive cases of COVID-19 were registered over the past 24 hours --bringing the total positive cases to 9,216.

The number of total known active cases in Afghanistan is 7,961, said the MoPH.

According to the Health Ministry, 12 people lost their lives over the past 24 hours and 58 more recovered. The known death toll from the coronavirus is now 205.

The total number of recoveries is 993.

Kabul is a hotspot for the virus, with 316 reported cases in the past twenty-four hours.

The new cases, according to the ministry, were reported in Kabul (316), Herat (47), Nangarhar (24), Takhar (23), Baghlan (23), Balkh (19), Kunar (18), Laghman (15), Farah (15), Ghazni (13), Paktia (5), Wardak (3), Logar (1), Kunduz (4), Panjshir (8), Kapisa (1), Daikundi (5) and Nuristan (2).

So far, 27,889 people have been tested in the country.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 333,032 and the global coronavirus cases are not 5,107,572, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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