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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan: 273

Late Thursday night, the Ministry of Public Health reported that 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported in Herat, as well as another virus-caused death, bringing the national total of registered cases to 273, and the number of reported deaths to six. 

Earlier in the evening on Thursday 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been reported from Kabul, Paktia, Baghlan and Kandahar province.

Thursday morning began with the news of 6 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the country--5 in Kabul and 1 in Daikundi--according to the Ministry of Public Health.

On Wednesday, 41 new positive cases of coronavirus had been reported in Herat, according to the ministry.

The Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar at a press conference on Wednesday said: “We have received assistance from the UAE" to fight coronavirus, adding that “China’s assistance will arrive by tonight.”

On Monday, Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, at an opening ceremony for a COVID-19 testing center in Kabul, said the capacity of health facilities in the country will be increased to 1,000 tests a day by the end of this week.

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan: 273

“We are warning our people that the coronavirus positive cases will increase in the country each day,” Mayar said.

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Late Thursday night, the Ministry of Public Health reported that 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported in Herat, as well as another virus-caused death, bringing the national total of registered cases to 273, and the number of reported deaths to six. 

Earlier in the evening on Thursday 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been reported from Kabul, Paktia, Baghlan and Kandahar province.

Thursday morning began with the news of 6 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the country--5 in Kabul and 1 in Daikundi--according to the Ministry of Public Health.

On Wednesday, 41 new positive cases of coronavirus had been reported in Herat, according to the ministry.

The Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar at a press conference on Wednesday said: “We have received assistance from the UAE" to fight coronavirus, adding that “China’s assistance will arrive by tonight.”

On Monday, Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, at an opening ceremony for a COVID-19 testing center in Kabul, said the capacity of health facilities in the country will be increased to 1,000 tests a day by the end of this week.

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