Highlights of the week
As of week 29, 691,109 samples have been tested for COVID-19 by both public and private laboratories. Of this number, 427,191 samples were tested through public confirmatory laboratories.
In week 29, 2,786 new cases of COVID-19 and 265 new deaths were reported. This is a 59% decrease in cases and 37% decrease in deaths compared to week 28 (Table 1).
Cumulatively, 144,285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 6,477 associated deaths (CFR=4.4%) have been reported in Afghanistan since Feb 2020.