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Afghanistan reports 76 new COVID-19 positive cases

08 Apr 2021, 22:30 GMT+10

KABUL, April 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of 76 new COVID-19 positive cases have been registered in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of patients affected with the disease to 57,019 in the country, the Public Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement also said that five patients died over the period, bringing the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 2,521 since the outbreak of the virus in February last year in the country.

A total of 16 patients have recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of recovered ones to 51,956 in Afghanistan, according to the statement.

The Public Health Ministry has also warned of spread of the third wave of the disease, calling upon Afghan citizens to follow the guidelines of the ministry and avoid unnecessary visits to markets and crowded areas.

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