In the last 24 hours, 26 more people tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, and three additional patients died after contracting it, a tally by the Afghan health ministry indicated.
Herat saw the largest increase in cases with 14 new positive tests within the last 24 hours.
The northern Kunduz province follows Herat with eight additional cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Another statistic has also indicated a rise: the number of patients recovered from the illness. According to health ministry data, 158 additional patients recovered from the novel coronavirus, bringing the toll to 30,715.