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77 New Cases, 2 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

77 New Cases, 2 Deaths  Reported in Afghanistan

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 77 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 447 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile in the western province of Herat, the Directorate of Public Health reported 120 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 270 samples tested on Wednesday and Thursday. The first case of COVID-19 in Afghanistan was reported in Herat in February. This is the first time the local officials are reporting high number of cases in a day.
The ministry also reported two death from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
So far, 113,839 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 5,163 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health.     
The cumulative number of total cases is now 39,639, the number of total reported deaths is 1,472, and the total number of recoveries is 33,058.     
The new cases were reported in Herat (60), Kabul (9), Takhar (5) and Kunduz (1), Baghlan (1) and Logar (1) provinces. 
The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 1,062,624 and the number of known global coronavirus cases is 36,561,936, according to Johns Hopkins University. (TOLO NEWS)