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PublishDate: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 16:47

1,647 New Cases of COVID-19, 78 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,647 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 3,875 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The ministry also reported 78 deaths and 232 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period --the second highest reported death toll from -19 in a single day in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has so far recorded 94,919 positive cases and 3,761 deaths from COVID-19.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 3,813,671 and the number of known global coronavirus cases is 176,301,128.

This comes as the Ministry of Public Health on Monday said that Afghanistan is faced with a lack of oxygen for COVID-19 patients and that the ministry has not succeeded in coping with the challenge despite installing oxygen processing equipment at hospitals.

Moreover, amid the sharp rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in the country, Afghans are visiting COVID vaccine centers in large numbers to get vaccinated, doctors said.

Afghanistan started vaccination this week after the arrival of 700,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China.

Figures show that so far over 656,000 people have been vaccinated in the country. Over 121,000 of them are health workers and more than 81,000 are teachers.

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