In the last 24 hours, 684 more people tested positive for the virus, and 21 additional people have died after contracting it, a tally by the Afghan health ministry indicated.
The capital Kabul saw the largest increase in cases on Wednesday with 393 new positive tests, whereas the death toll stood at 84 as three additional patients died of the illness.
Herat province remains a second coronavirus hotspot behind Kabul, where the health ministry reported an additional 96 cases and 10 deaths in the past 24 hours. That brought the provincial confirmed total to 4,104 cases and 76 related deaths.
The infection toll also continued to rise in eastern Nangarhar province, where 95 people tested positive in the past 24 hours. The province’s official infection toll is now 1,152, with 22 related deaths since the outbreak.
There were 25 new cases in the southwestern Nimrouz province, according to health ministry data. This pushed the total number of recorded infections to 272 in the province.
Nimrouz is then followed by Kunar with 18 new confirmed cases, Farah with 12 cases, Kandahar with 13 additional cases, Kunduz with eight cases of infection, Urozgan with seven cases, Badghis with six cases, Zabul and Badakhshan each with four cases and the central Parwan province with three cases of COVID-19.
Another statistic has also indicated a rise: the number of patients recovered from the illness. According to health ministry data, as many as 324 patients recovered from the novel coronavirus, bringing the toll to 2,975.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook