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COVID-19: Afghanistan Reports 16 New Infections

Health ministry in Afghanistan on Wednesday (February 24) reported 16 new COVID-19 infections and two related death in the past 24 hours.

The Killid Group
24 Feb 2021
COVID-19: Afghanistan Reports 16 New Infections
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According to Afghan health ministry, at least two more patients have died after contracting the disease, pushing the toll of fatalities to 2,438.

Also, as many as 16 new cases of infection were reported in the country, bringing the nationwide case count to 55,680.

The new infection cases were registered in Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Kunduz and Kapisa provinces.

Some 49,086 patients have recovered from the virus since the outbreak first entered the country.

It comes as Afghanistan on Tuesday began its COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Afghanistan launched its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with representatives from healthcare, media and Afghan forces receiving the first shots.

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