The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 215 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan, amid fears that lockdown rules are not being obeyed in Kabul and other major Afghan cities.
The total known cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan is now 3,776, with 109 deaths and 472 recoveries.
So far, over 15,000 samples have been tested, which analysts say is too low a number when compared to the country’s population.
Of the 215 cases, 57 cases were reported in Herat, 50 in Kabul, 31 in Balkh, 17 in Kandahar, 11 in Jawzjan, 9 in Paktia, 8 in Ghor, 7 in Kunar, 6 in Logar, 5 in Nangarhar, 4 in Faryab, 3 in Paktika, 3 in Zabul, 2 in Laghman and 2 in Khost.
Two deaths (a 30-year-old man who was overweight, and a man who was suffering from heart disease and blood pressure issues) were reported in Nangarhar and one death was reported in Kandahar--a 50 year-old man who was suffering from asthma--according to Ministry of Public Health.
Four COVID-19 patients recovered in Herat province in the last 24 hours, based on the ministry’s data.
This comes as a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health earlier this week warned that the new coronavirus cases are on the rise in the country and that people should take the lockdown seriously.