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One Palestinian woman dead of COVID-19, 97 new cases confirmed in West Bank– Health Minister

RAMALLAH, A Palestinian woman has died of COVID-19 this morning bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in Palestine to eight, and 97 new cases were confirmed in the West Bank, bring the total cases to 2345, today said Health Minister Mai Alkaila.

She said a 45-year-old woman from the southern West Bank district of Hebron has died due to the virus, making her the fourth patient to die of the disease in the West Bank. The other deaths include one in the Gaza Strip and three in occupied East Jerusalem.

Two other cases were reported in critical case and no respirators in West Bank hospitals out of 11 said to be in serious condition.

In addition, Alkaila said 97 new cases were confirmed in the West Bank this morning, mainly in the Hebron district, the new epicenter of the disease in Palestine, where 52 cases were reported, in addition to 27 in nearby Bethlehem district, five in Nablus district in the north of the West Bank, six in Izzariyeh, east of Jerusalem, two in Ramallah area, and one each in Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Jenin, Salfit, and Jericho.

The new cases brought the overall total of coronavirus cases in Palestine since the outbreak of the disease in early March to 2345, broken down into 2015 in the West Bank, 258 in East Jerusalem and 72 in the Gaza Strip.

Recoveries have reached 621 total, including 390 in the West Bank, 57 in the Gaza Strip and 174 in East Jerusalem, leaving a total of 1,716 active cases.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency