WHO: Since 2020, Nearly 8,000 Died Due to COVID-19 in Afghanistan

Kabul – Since the beginning of the pandemic in Feb 2020, a total of 558,230 samples have been tested for COVID-19 by the public laboratories in Afghanistan.

In weeks 12-2022, 4,287 samples were tested by public labs, out of which 432 samples tested positive for COVID-19 (percent positivity 10) and 8 new deaths were reported. This represents a 51% decrease in cases and a 27% decrease in deaths, compared to weeks 11 – 2022, respectively (Table 1).

Cumulatively, 177,548 confirmed cases (overall percent positivity 31.8) of COVID-19 with 7,662 associated deaths (case fatality ratio = 4.31%) have been reported in Afghanistan since Feb 2020. As of 26 Mar 2022, 90.4 %, of cases have recovered.

In week 12, 2022, the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases were reported in the South and Central East regions (173 and 61 cases, respectively) (Table 2). The top five provinces that reported positive cases included Kandahar (112 cases), Nangarhar (45 cases), Helmand (41 cases), Kapisa (27 cases), and Herat (23 cases). Overall, Afghanistan has reported 4,749 confirmed cases and 97 associated deaths among healthcare workers (HCWs) since 2020. To date, Herat, Kabul, Nangarhar, Balkh, and Kunar reported the highest number of positive cases among HCWs.

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