KABUL, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Thursday reported 460 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally in the country to 30,175 cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed.
"Within the past 24 hours, 1,175 suspected cases were tested, out of which 460 cases were tested coronavirus positive in 15 of 34 Afghan provinces," the ministry said in a statement.
Thirty-six COVID-19 patients succumbed to the virus, taking the number of people who lost their lives due to the virus to 675 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February.
The number of people recovered stands at 10,174 after 305 patients recovered during the period.
The ministry has conducted 68,626 tests since February, according to statistics of the public health ministry. Enditem