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More people infected with COVID-19 than official figures: Health Ministry

By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 542 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,225 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Kabul was at the top of the list with 213 new cases, followed by Herat with 142.
Other provinces reporting cases were Paktia (22), Nangarhar (92), Ghazni (36), Logar (4), Laghman (12), Kunduz (8), Kunar (1), Kapisa (5) and Panjshir (7).
Also, 15 people were reported to have died from COVID-19 and 480 others to have recovered in the past 24 hours, according to the ministry’s deputy Minister Wahid Majroh, who was addressing media here in Government Media and Information Center yesterday.
The number of active cases in Afghanistan is 18,424, according to the Public Health Ministry.
The total number of known deaths from COVID-19 in the country is 384 and the total number of recoveries is 2,651, according to the ministry.
So far, 49,530 samples have been tested and the total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 21,459, data by the ministry shows.
Wahid Majroh, deputy public health minister said: “The number of infected people is more than what we announce. So far we have announced the number of positive cases that have been tested, but many people are not coming to health centers who have mild symptoms.”
“Those people who outside their homes must wear masks,” said Majroh.
 
The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 406,616 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 7,121,700, according to Johns Hopkins University.
 
 

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