KABUL, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of COVID-19 in Afghanistan has increased to 1,529 after six patients lost their lives within the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday.
The ministry also confirmed 113 new cases during the period, bringing the number of infected people across the country to 41,145, including 5,379 active cases, the ministry said in a statement.
The deaths were recorded in western Herat and eastern Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.
Twenty people recovered and were discharged from hospitals since early Tuesday, according to the ministry.
Laboratories across Afghanistan have completed 121,490 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic in February, according to statistics of the ministry.