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Kunduz police chief, district governor died from COVID-19

Local officials confirmed Fahim Qarluq’s death.

The Ministry of Interior also said that Abdul Rasheed Bashir was infected and died last week in a military hospital in Kabul.

“He had a problem with breathing,” according to the Ministry of Interior.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported 759 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,322 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the country to 16,509.

The ministry also reported five COVID-19 deaths and 22 recovered patients in the last 24 hours.

The total number of known deaths is 270 and recovered cases is 1,450.

So far, the ministry has tested 40,950 samples countrywide.

The total active cases in the country is 14,789. The total accumulated confirmed cases is 16,509.