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Afghanistan: Health Cluster Bulletin (October 2021)

As of 31 October 2021, there have been 156,250 confirmed cases and 7,280 deaths due to COVID-19. The recovery rate is 82.3% with a 4.6% Case Fatality Rate (CFR).

The leading causes of morbidity among all age groups as reported were Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Acute Diarrheal Disease (ADD) across the country.

 A total of 513 (96%) functional surveillance sentinel sites in 34 provinces, which submitted reports through the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS).

WHO delivered 240 medical kits (110 IEHKs, 110 TESKs, 16 Pneumonia, and 4 Cholera Kits) to the health care facilities in 17 provinces. These supplies cover the basic needs of 139,000 population for three (3) months including 5,500 major and minor surgeries.

IOM’s COVID 19 Rapid Response Teams screened 62,850 people and provided essential health services to more than 10,000 people in  Herat, Kandahar, Nangahar and Nimroz provinces.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
World Health Organization
Original Publication Date: 
22 Nov 2021
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination