KABUL, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Tuesday reported 43 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases after health authorities conducted 232 tests within a day, bringing the number of total cases to 38,815, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.
During the past 24 hours, 43 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in six provinces of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, the ministry said in a statement.
Up to 1,426 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in February, an increase of one within the past 24 hours.
Out of the total infected people, 32,098 patients have recovered, including 25 who showed improvement and were discharged from hospitals since early Monday.
Laboratories across Afghanistan have completed 107,399 tests since February.