Palestine records 1,080 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths

RAMALLAH, Palestine today recorded 1,080 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai Al-Kaileh.

She announced that 1,080 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 17 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 1,080 cases, 489 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 591 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Nablus district was ranked the first with (135) cases, followed by Jenin (89) cases, Hebron (85) cases, Ramallah & al-Bireh (62) cases, Tulkarm (55) cases, Qalqiliya (21) cases, Tubas (16) cases, Bethlehem (13) cases, Jerusalem suburbs (7) cases, in addition to Salfit and Jericho & the Jordan Valley, each district of which recorded 3 cases.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as eight deaths from the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and nine others from the besieged Gaza Strip. The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: six deaths from Hebron district and two others from Tulkarm.

She added that 2,058 Covid-19 patients recovered; 708 recovery cases in the West Bank and 1,350 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 137 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 41 who are connected to ventilators, while 397 others are currently hospitalized across the West Bank.

Recoveries account for 91.3 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 7.6 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 249,746 people have received the vaccine so far, while noting that 157,701 people received the second dose of the vaccine.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency