As cases continue to rise steadily, the infection toll in the Afghanistan now hit 27,532 with a total of 546 related deaths, according to the data collated by the Afghan health ministry.

The capital Kabul reported 415 cases and 17 deaths over the past 24 hours. It pushed the provincial total to 11,339 infection cases and 126 related deaths.

Following Kabul, the central Bamiyan province saw the largest increase in cases on Thursday, bringing the total infections to 1,219. However, the death toll stood at seven in the province.

Takhar remains a third province reporting most cases of the deadly disease in the past 24 hours, behind Kabul and Bamiyan. The 40 new cases of infection within the last 24 hours brought the confirmed total to 1,535 cases, with 13 related deaths.

Takhar is then followed by Kandahar (27), Kunduz (22), Logar (21), Baghlan (17), Panjsher (14), Daikundi (10), Parwan (7), Balkh (6), Zabul (6), Ghor (5), Faryab (4), and Ghazni (2) with reported cases in the last 24 hours.

There was a rise in the recoveries toll too. According to the data by the health ministry, 1,502 patients got better after the disease, taking the toll to 7,660.

The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, which first emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan has now spread to everywhere and in Afghanistan too, leaving several killed and infected.

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