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Largest Daily Rise in Afghanistan Covid-19 Cases Prompts Health Ministry’s Alert

23 May 2020 The Killid Group

The infection has been growing rapidly in the country, said the Afghan healthcare deputy minister, Wahid Majroh, warning that if people break stay-at-home restrictions, most of them will contract the virus. Addressing to media, Dr. Wahid Majroh, the Deputy Minister for Healthcare Service Delivery of the Afghan Public Health Ministry on Saturday warned of a health disaster after at least 782 new cases were recorded across the country over the past 24 hours – the most in a single day so far. As Eid approaches, Dr. Majroh urged the citizens of the country to celebrate at home and observe social distancing measures for their safety and the safety of their families, relatives and country fellows. He added in his remarks that out of the total people infected with the virus, 20% will be hospitalized; 5% will be taken to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 3% will be carried straight to the cemetery. He warned of a disaster as Afghanistan recorded some 782 coronavirus infections within the last 24 hours – the highest in a single day – bringing the national case count to 9,998. The number of coronavirus confirmed deaths in the country stood at 216, said Mr. Majroh, adding that with 44 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries has jumped to 1,040. As of today, some 415 health care staff have been infected with the illness, of which 12 have lost battle for their lives, he further added. Afghan people are easing stay-at-home restrictions and abandoning social distancing measures as Eid-ul-Fitr approaches, but the health authorities have several times requested the people to follow the imposed regulations and stop gathering. The post Largest Daily Rise in Afghanistan Covid-19 Cases Prompts Health Ministry’s Alert appeared first on The Killid Group.

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