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Afghanistan: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin W40 (3 - 9 Oct 2021)

As of week 40, 764,197 samples have been tested for COVID-19 by both public and private laboratories. Of this number, 470,368 (61.5%) samples were tested through public confirmatory laboratories.

In week 40, 216 new cases of COVID-19 (percent positivity 13.3) and 13 new deaths were reported. This is a 2% increase in cases and 8% increase in deaths compared to week 39.

Cumulatively, 155,508 confirmed cases (overall percent positivity 33.0) of COVID-19 with 7,225 associated deaths (CFR=4.6%) have been reported in Afghanistan since Feb 2020.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
World Health Organization
Original Publication Date: 
13 Oct 2021
Document type: 
Surveillance Report
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination