Minister of Health

Palestine registers 16 coronavirus deaths, 1927 new infections

Palestine registers 16 coronavirus deaths, 1927 new infections
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Minister of Health Mai Alkaila announced today that 1927 new coronavirus infections, 16 deaths and 957 recoveries were recorded in Palestine during the last 24 hours.

She said while six deaths were registered in the West Bank, seven others were reported in the Gaza Strip, while three deaths were registered in occupied East Jerusalem.

On the geographic distribution of the new infections, Alkaila pointed out that 119 cases were registered in Hebron, 206 in Nablus, 103 in Bethlehem, 47 in Qalqilia, 133 in Ramallah, 127 in Jenin, 12 in Jericho, 59 in Salfit, 86 in Tulkarm, 43 in Tubas, and 22 in the West Bank side of the Jerusalem governorate.

In the Gaza Strip, a total of 738 new cases were registered, while 232 cases were reported in occupied East Jerusalem.

According to the Health Minister, the rate of recovery has so far reached 78.7 percent of the total cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, whereas active cases reached 20.5 percent and deaths stood at 0.8 percent.

She added that 67 coronavirus patients remain in intensive care, of whom 12 are on respirators.

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