By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said that 70 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 784.
The 70 new cases were registered in Kabul (31), Herat (22), Kandahar (3), Ghazni (3), Wardak (2), Kunar (2), Nangarhar (2), Faryab (1), Uruzgan (1), Nimruz (2) and Baghlan (1), according to the ministry.
The total confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kabul is 209, from which six people have died and 11 others have recovered, according to the Public Health Ministry. At least 43 people have recovered from the coronavirus in the country while 25 have died, the Public Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, the majority of patients with COVID-19 disease in Herat province are isolated in their homes, officials at Herat’s public health department said.
According to Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, spokesman for the Herat public health department, around 40 out of 306 patients with COVID-19 in Herat province are in a hospital under treatment, and the other patients are living at home, in isolation. Shirzai said doctors are in touch with the isolated patients and check their health every day.
A number of patients with COVID-19 in Herat, who live in isolation, say the reason for their isolation at home is the lack of facilities at the hospital.
Local officials in Herat say they have spent more than 200 million Afghanis to fight the coronavirus, and most of that money has been spent on treating the patients and buying health equipment and supplies.
The number of victims of the COVID-19 disease globally has reached more than 126,722, and nearly 1.9 million more have been infected with the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.