KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 623 new positive cases of COVID-19–out of 985 samples tested–in the last 24 hours.
The total known number of cases in Afghanistan is now 13,659.
The ministry reports 11 COVID-19 deaths (7 in Herat, 2 in Khost, 1 in Kabul and 1 in Balkh) over the last 24 hours, bringing the total deaths to 246 in the country.
Also, 50 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry, bringing the total recovered cases to 1,259.
The total active cases are 12,156, and, so far, 35,921 samples have been tested, according to data from the ministry.
The highest number of cases was reported in Kabul with 271, followed by Herat (179 cases), Nangarhar (67), Balkh (23), Khost (18), Laghman (13), Parwan (10), Badakhshan (10), Paktika (9), Bamiyan (9), Paktia (7), Logar (3), Takhar (2), Kunar (1), and Daikundi (1).
Recoveries were reported in Kabul (15), Paktika (21), Herat (5), Farah (5), Khost (3), and Nuristan (1).
According to the ministry, 50 percent of the virus cases recorded in last two weeks and after lockdown was gradually eased.
The health ministry warned of catastrophe if COVID-19 measures not followed and quarantine removed earlier than estimated.
The Kabul Times