Coronavirus in Palestine claims 11 lives, 575 new infections

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Eleven people have died of the coronavirus disease in Palestine in the last 24 hours, 575 new cases were recorded, and 520 patients have recovered, today said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila.

Al-Kaileh announced that 575 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 11 others died of it in the occupied territories.

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Among the new 575 cases, 218 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 357 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Nablus district was ranked the first with 47 cases, followed by Ramallah and al-Bireh (44), Bethlehem (28), Hebron (27), Jenin (21), Tubas (15), Salfit (14), Tulkarm (11), Jericho & the Jordan Valley (6) and Qalqiliya (5).

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Al-Kaileh identified the new deaths as eight deaths from the West Bank and three others from the Gaza Strip. The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: Jenin (3), Nablus (2), Ramallah & al-Bireh (1), Hebron (1), and Tulkarm (1).  

She added that 520 Covid-19 patients recovered; 238 recovery cases in the West Bank and 282 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 64 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 20 who are connected to ventilators.

Recoveries account for 93.8 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 5.1 percent, and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.


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