Palestine records highest daily Covid-19 infections

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Palestine on Friday recorded 1,472 Covid-19 cases and eight fatalities, the highest single-day rise since the pandemic outbreak in March.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced that 1,472 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and eight others died of it in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Among the new 1,472 cases, 111 cases were recorded in Hebron governorate, 200 in Nablus, 108 in Bethlehem, 18 in Qalqilia, 36 in Ramallah and al-Bireh, 110 in Jenin, 11 in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, 15 in Salfit, 47 in Tulkarem, 44 in Tubas, 754 in the Gaza Strip and 18 in Jerusalem suburbs.

Al-Kaileh identified the eight new fatalities as two fatalities, aged 62, from Bethlehem governorate, two others, aged 76, from Nablus governorate, two others, aged 73 and 81, from Hebron district besides to two others from the Gaza Strip.

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She added that 410 Covid-19 patients recovered in the occupied territories and pointed that 45 Covid-19 patients are still receiving treatment at intensive care units, including 10 who are connected to ventilators.

According to the latest coronavirus data, the confirmed cases in the occupied territories (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza) reached 81,294.

Out of the 81,294 cases, 55,575 are recorded in the West Bank, 13,193 in the Gaza Strip and 12,526 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 69,808, including 11,929 in Jerusalem, and the death toll reached 684, leaving a total of 10,802 active cases.

Recoveries account for 85.87 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 13.29 percent and the death toll accounts for 0.84 percent.


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