Thu, 25 Feb 2021

KABUL, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 46 new COVID-19 positive cases, totaling the number of patients infected with the disease to 53,981 in the country.

A total of 1,341 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours and 46 were positive in 15 out of the country's 34 provinces, the public health ministry said in a statement released here.

Three patients died over the period, taking the death toll to 2,339 since the outbreak of the virus in February in Afghanistan, the statement added.

A total of 31 patients recovered over the past 24 hours, the statement further said, without mentioning the number of recovered ones since February.

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