Afghanistan has registered some 414 new coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide toll to 6,053 , the country’s deputy health minister said on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, Dr. Wahid Majroh, the deputy minister of the Afghan Public Health Ministry, said that within the last 24 hours, 414 coronavirus cases were recorded in different provinces of Afghanistan, mostly in the capital Kabul, bringing the coronavirus infection toll to 6,053 in the country.
Kabul, Herat, Kandahar and Balkh have respectively recorded the highest number of infections in the past 24 hours, Dr. Majroh added.
The country’s COVID-19 death toll jumped to 153 as 17 patients lost their lives within the past 24 hours, said the deputy minister.
The total recoveries, however, hit 745 as recently 54 patients having been infected with the illness recovered.
Recently, the some provinces have announced they were easing lockdown restrictions, but the ministry of health warned lifting lockdowns can lead to a catastrophe.
Yesterday, Dr. Majroh warned people to be cautious and said that easing lockdowns are done in three phases which would take months.
The worldwide infection toll, however, has hit 4,452,570, according to the Reuters coronavirus tracker, and a total of 301,112 have died of the pandemic.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook