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PublishDate: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 13:20

256 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 256 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,451 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The Public Health Ministry also reported 26 deaths and 90 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period.    

The new cases were reported in Kabul (37), Herat (3), Kandahar (14), Balkh (25), Nangarhar (11), Paktia (9), Baghlan (12), Badghis (8), Laghman (6), Ghor (17), Kunar (2), Kapisa (25), Panjshir (32), Farah (48), Uruzgan (5), Samangan (1) and Jawzjan (1) provinces.   

The deaths were reported in Herat (12), Kabul (6), Balkh (4), Panjshir (2), Faryab (1) and Samangan (1) provinces, according to data provided by the Ministry of Public Health.    

The data by the ministry shows that the cumulative number of total cases is now 49,740, the number of total reported deaths is 2,001, and the total number of recoveries is 38,500.    

So far, 172,306 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 8,621 known active #COVID-19 cases in the country, data by the #ministry_indicates.    

The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 1,621,838 and the number of known #global_coronavirus cases is 72,874,163, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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