Kabul, May 21: The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday said it has registered 531 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 8,676. The number of total known active cases in Afghanistan currently stands at 7,547, said the MoPH.
According to the Health Ministry, six people lost their lives over the past 24 hours while 8 more recovered. The death toll in the country due to COVID-19 stands at 193 and the total number of recoveries recorded so far is 938, according to a Tolo News report.
Kabul continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 in the country, with 274 reported cases in the past twenty-four hours. The breakup of the new cases reported in the country is as follow in Kabul (274), Herat (69), Balkh (55), Nangarhar (35), Wardak (26), Sar-e-Pul (15), Paktika (12), Khost (12), Paktia (7), Badghis (1), Laghman (5), Parwan (13), Jawzjan (2), Farah (2) and Faryab (3). Authorities said they have so far tested 26,707 people in the country for coronavirus infection. (UNI)