By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 1,384 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 4,389 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also reported 92 deaths in the same period, a bit high than the previous day’s record. The figures show that 497 recoveries from COVID-19 were also reported in the last 24 hours.
Afghanistan has so far recorded 101,906 positive cases and 4,030 deaths from COVID-19. The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in the country is 63,956.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 3,852,893 and the number of known global coronavirus cases is 177,884,219.
With the increase of positive cases, demands for oxygen for COVID-19 patients have also increased.
Health officials said this week that each day hundreds of COVID-19 patients are coming to hospitals for treatment. “Each day about 300 are hospitalized and most of them are over 40,” an official said.
Previously, health officials warned the people to consider the advice of the Ministry of Public Health and to wear masks and practice social distancing. “Otherwise, the country will face a disaster,” the officials said.