KABUL, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Saturday reported 172 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total to 34,366, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.
Within the past 24 hours, 395 tests were conducted, and 172 were positive COVID-19 cases in seven provinces of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, the ministry said in a statement.
Up to 994 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February, an increase of 23 within the past 24 hours.
Out of the total infected people, 21,135 have recovered, including 253 who showed improvement and were discharged from hospitals since early Friday.
Laboratories across Afghanistan have completed 79,354 tests since February.