Palestine confirms 176 new coronavirus cases, 118 recoveries

Palestine today confirmed 176 new Covid-19 cases and 118 recoveries, according to Health Minister Mai AlKaila.

She announced that 176 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 118 others recovered from it in the occupied territories. There were no new deaths.

Among the new 176 cases, 22 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 154 others in the besieged Gaza Strip. No infections were registered in occupied Jerusalem.

As part of the new 118 new recovery cases, 18 recovery cases were recorded in the West Bank and 100 others in the Gaza Strip.

The health minister said six Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including one who is connected to a ventilator. In addition, 12 others are currently receiving treatment at hospitals and Covid-19 dispensaries.

She pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 98 percent, while active cases declined to 0.9 percent. The death toll stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 467,225 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, including 311,683 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency