232 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health deputy minister Wahid Majroh said on Thursday that in the past 24 hours, 232 positive cases have been recorded across the country, and the country total is 2171.

Mayar says that the 232 positives were from 581 samples tested from 23 provinces in the last 24 hours.

The 232 new cases were reported in Kandahar (45), Balkh (41), Herat (34), Kabul (20), Ghazni (12), Paktia (10), Logar (10), Samangan (9), Panjshir (9), Takhar (8), Kunduz (7), Baghlan (5), Nangarhar (5), Badghis (4), Wardak (4), Laghman (3), Paktika (2), Parwan (2), Sar-e-Pul (1) and Faryab (1).

In the past 24 hours, two people in Herat and one in Kabul province died of the coronavirus.

According to the ministry, so far more than 10,022 samples have been tested.

The number of recovered cases in the country is 260, while 64 others have died.

Majroh said that PCR testing for COVID-19 will be started from today in Afghan-Japan hospital in Kabul, and he added that “huge reforms” have implemented in the hospital and there will be “no more complaints” of a shortage of testing in the hospital.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 227,705, and more than 3 million have been infected with the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. (TOLOnews)