Sun, 20 Sep 2020

KABUL, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Friday confirmed 75 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of patients in the country to 37,506.

A total of 408 tests were conducted within the past 24 hours, and 75 were positive in 11 provinces out of 34 Afghan provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Six patients died within the period, taking the death toll to 1,369, the statement added.

The total numbers of people having recovered from the virus reached 27,166 after 452 new recoveries were recorded since early Thursday.

Laboratories across Afghanistan have completed 98,199 tests since February.

Local health experts believe that the actual number of infections could be much higher than the official figures as scores of patients did not visit hospitals and there was no system to register them.

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