KABUL, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Friday morning reported 542 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 9,216, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
"About 1,180 suspected cases were tested within the past 24 hours, out of which 542 cases were tested positive COVID-19," the ministry said in a statement.
A total of 205 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak in February, including 12 deaths within the past 24 hours.
Around 990 people are considered recovered, 58 more than the previous day, statistics showed.
The ministry had conducted 27,889 tests since February, according to statistic of the public health ministry.