The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 65 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 300 samples tested over the last 24 hours.

So far, 88,502 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 9,834 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 10 new deaths from COVID-19 and 155 recoveries.

The number of total cases is now 36,538, the total reported deaths is 1,281, and the total recoveries is 25,544.

The highest count was reported in Herat with 28– other cases were reported in Kabul (9), Balkh (1), Paktia (5), Takhar (2), Baghlan (1), Kunduz (3), Badakhshan (4), Ghor (2), Panjshir (1), Farah (7) and Faryab (2).

Also, the ministry reported six COVID-19 death in Nangarhar, 1 in Takhar, 1 in Daikundi, 1 in Kunar and 1 in Samangan provinces.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 667,218 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 17,039,160, according to Johns Hopkins University.