The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 658 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in Afghanistan to 11,831.
237 were reported in Kabul, 85 in Herat, 77 in Balkh, 59 in Baghlan, 52 in Badghis, 52 in Farah, 29 in Faryab, 27 in Nangarhar, 11 in Bamiyan, seven in Logar, six in Kapisa, four in Sar-e-Pul, one in Samangan and one in Takhar province.
One COVID-19 patient died in the past 24 hours. The total number of reported deaths from the coronavirus in Afghanistan is now 220.
Another 31 patients recovered from the virus in Balkh. The number of recoveries nationwide is 1,128.
Data by the Ministry of Public Health indicates there are 10,483 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.
So far, the Ministry of Public Health has tested 32,870 samples, according to a statement by the ministry.
Despite persistent calls by the Ministry of Public Health to stay home, the pandemic continues to expand in various areas of the country.
Doctors in Parwan province on Tuesday asked residents to stay home and comply with the health and hygiene guidelines suggested by the Ministry of Public Health to stop the COVID-19 threat.
They warned that there will be more cases of COVID-19 in the country because the public does not follow the directives of the Health Ministry.
Doctors said that residents should "show mercy" to their families by staying at home.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 346,612 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 5,508,904, according to Johns Hopkins University.