The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 271 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 761 samples tested over the last 24 hours.

So far, 71,549 samples have been tested in the government’s testing centers and there are 16,571 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by the Ministry of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, the ministry also reported 12 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,330 recoveries.

The number of total cases is now 31,238, the total reported deaths are 733, and total recoveries are 13,934.

The highest count was reported in Kabul with 130, followed by Herat (30 cases), Kandahar (12), Balkh (28), Nangarhar  (3), Takhar (14), Bamiyan (13), Baghlan (7), Badghis (4), Nimruz (12), Wardak (1), Laghman (1), Kunar (5), Helmand (4), Panjshir (5) and Zabul (2).

Also, the ministry reported 4 COVID-19 deaths in Kabul, 4 in Parwan, 3 in Nangarhar and 1 in Herat.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 501,955 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 10,147,906, according to Johns Hopkins University.



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