Afghanistan reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, 37,719 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-18 18:29:08|Editor: huaxia

KABUL, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Tuesday reported 43 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases after health authorities conducted 384 tests within a day, bringing the number of total cases to 37,719, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

During the past 24 hours, 43 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Kabul, Badakhshan, Balkh and Herat provinces of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Up to 1,381 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in February, an increase of four within the past 24 hours.

Out of the total infected people, 27,316 patients have recovered, including four who showed improvement and were discharged from hospitals since early Monday.

Laboratories across Afghanistan have completed 99,614 tests since February. Enditem