COVID-19 cases reach 42,969 in Afghanistan with 174 new infections

KABUL, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — The Afghan Ministry of Public Health confirmed 174 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of patients in the country to 42,969, including 6,338 active cases.

A total of 591 tests were conducted within the past 24 hours, and 174 were positive in 15 provinces out of 34 Afghan provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Four patients died within the period, taking the death toll to 1,595 since February, the statement added.

Twelve new recoveries were recorded since early Thursday.

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