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Coronavirus: Afghanistan Records Its Highest Infection Toll

Afghanistan records its highest coronavirus infection toll within the last 24 hours.

نویسنده: TKG
14 May 2020
Coronavirus: Afghanistan Records Its Highest Infection Toll
Dr. Wahidullah Majroh, Deputy Health Minister. (Photo by: Social Media)

Afghanistan reported some 413 new coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 5,639, the country’s health officials said on Thursday.

Addressing to media, Dr. Wahid Majroh, the deputy minister of the Afghan public health ministry, said that within the last 24 hours, 413 coronavirus cases were registered in different provinces of Afghanistan, mostly in the capital, bringing the total infections to 5,639 in the country.

Some 188 cases of infection were recorded in Kabul province, while a total of 35 cases were reported in Ghazi, 34 cases in Kandahar, 24 in Balkh, and the rest in other provinces of the country, Majroh added.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll jumped to 136 as four more patients lost battle for their lives, said the deputy minister.

The total recoveries, however, hit 691 as recently 43 patients having been contracted with illness recovered back.

Recently, the some provinces have announced they were easing lockdown restrictions, but the ministry of health warned lifting lockdowns can lead to a catastrophe.

Dr. Majroh warned people to be cautious and said that easing lockdowns are done in three phases which would take months.

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