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Afghanistan: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin W45 (7-13 November 2021)

As of week 45, 779,728 samples have been tested for COVID-19 by both public and private laboratories. Of this number, 479,008 (61.4%) samples were tested through public confirmatory laboratories.

In week 45, a total of 1,792 samples tested in public labs, of which 257 samples tested positive for COVID-19 (percent positivity 14.3) and 6 new deaths were reported. This is a 60% increase in cases and 14% decrease in deaths compared to week 44.

Cumulatively, 156,552 confirmed cases (overall percent positivity 32.6) of COVID-19 with 7,293 associated deaths (CFR=4.6%) have been reported in Afghanistan since Feb 2020.

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Organization(s): 
World Health Organization
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Original Publication Date: 
17 Nov 2021
Document type: 
Surveillance Report
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination