RAMALLAH, Total coronavirus cases in Palestine reached 4722 following confirmation of 472 new cases in the last 24 hours, 264 of them since noon today, according to the Ministry of Health.
It said that 216 cases were in the Hebron district, the new epicenter of the pandemic in Palestine, 44 in the Jerusalem district, three in the Ramallah area and one in Nablus district.
In addition, nine patients have recovered in the Nablus district bringing the total recoveries to 665 in Palestine, which includes East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
A total of 20 Palestinians have died from the disease, including 15 in the West Bank, most of them in the Hebron district, four in Jerusalem and one in the Gaza Strip.
With the sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Palestine, President Mahmoud Abbas declared today a 30-day state of emergency to help the government deal with the pandemic.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency