In Afghanistan, almost a third of the country’s population could be infected with the coronavirus
6 August 2020, 14:56
Avesta.Tj | 06.08.2020 | The Afghan Ministry of Health does not exclude that almost a third of the country’s population could have been infected with the coronavirus.
To date, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Afghanistan has reached 10 million, said IRA Health Minister Ahmad Javad Osmani, Afghanistan.ru reports.
According to the ministry, in Kabul, more than 50% of the population has become infected with a dangerous infection. In the eastern provinces of the country, about 42% of residents fell ill with the coronavirus, in the western provinces – about 34%. The percentage of cases of COVID-19 in the central part of Afghanistan was 36.3.
The smallest number of cases of infection with the virus were registered in the provinces of Ghor and Daikundi, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.
According to him, this assumption is based on the test results of about 9 and a half thousand residents. The study was carried out with the assistance of the World Health Organization. In the capital, Kabul, it is estimated that half of the city’s 5 million people could be infected with the coronavirus.
The first cases of coronavirus in Afghanistan were recorded in February, when thousands of migrants and refugees began returning to the country from neighboring Iran, one of the countries most affected by COVID-19 in the region.
In total, according to the American Johns Hopkins University, more than 18 and a half million cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in the world, of which about 4 million 700 thousand cases are in the United States, which remain in first place in world statistics. More than 701 thousand cases have died from COVID-19 in different countries.