Afghanistan reports 140 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 44,503

KABUL, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan on Saturday reported 140 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s tally to 44,503, including 7,292 active cases, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said.

Within the past 24 hours, 892 suspected cases were tested, out of which 140 were positive in 10 out of the country’s 34 provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Twelve COVID-19 patients succumbed to the virus, taking the number of deaths to 1,675.

The number of recovered people stands at 35,422 after 52 patients recovered during the period.

The ministry has conducted 137,805 tests since February, according to statistics of the ministry.

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