Days of Palestine

Thursday, March 23

Coronavirus infections remain high in Palestine: 2,017 new cases, 15 deaths

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Days of Palestine – Ramallah

Minister of Health Mai Alkaila announced today that 2,017 new coronavirus infections, 15 deaths, and 1,152  recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

She said in her daily report on coronavirus in Palestine that  2,017 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 15 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 2,017 cases, 1,821 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 196 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as 13 from the West Bank and two others from Gaza.

The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: two deaths in Hebron district, two others in Nablus, another in Bethlehem, another in Ramallah & al-Bireh, three others in Salfit, another in Jericho & the Jordan Valley, two others in Tulkarm, and another in Jenin.

She added that 1,152 Covid-19 patients recovered; 1,003 recovery cases in the West Bank and 149 others in Gaza.

She said that 119 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 26 who are connected to ventilators.

89.7 percent of the total cases have recovered from the disease, while the rate of active cases has reached 9.2 percent and the rate of deaths is 1.1 percent of the total cases.