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Afghanistan registers 1,384 new COVID-19 cases

19 Jun 2021, 22:44 GMT+10

KABUL, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,384 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of patients infected with the disease to 101,906 in the country, a statement of the Public Health Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the statement, 92 patients died due to the viral disease over the period, raising the number of COVID-19-related deaths to 4,122 since the outbreak of novel coronavirus in February 2020.

A total of 497 patients recovered over the past 24 hours, the statement added.

Calling upon Afghans to take vaccines against COVID-19, the ministry also asked people to follow the guidelines of public health to stay at home or wear masks in public transportation and crowded areas.

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