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Palestine confirms 536 new coronavirus infections, two deaths

Palestine confirms 536 new coronavirus infections, two deaths
Palestinian security forces wear masks and disinfect their hands next to a hotel that has been sealed off in the town of Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, following confirmed cases of coronavirus on March 5, 2020.

RAMALLAH, Sunday, August 30, 2020 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai al-Kaileh confirmed today 536 new cases of coronavirus, 156 recoveries and two deaths in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, registered during the past 24 hours.

She said in a statement that the coronavirus recovery rate in Palestine has reached 67 percent, while the rate of active infections reached 32.4 percent, and the death rate reached 0.6 percent of all infections.

Al-Kaileh added that the two deaths were a 68-year-old woman from the town of Beit Jala and an 88-year-old man from the town of Halhul.

On the geographic distribution of the new infections, the Health Minister said 255 cases were in Hebron, 17 in Nablus, 36 in Bethlehem, 34 in Qalqilia, 65 in Ramallah, five in Jenin, 35 in Jericho, 7 in Tulkarm, 2 in Tubas, 1 in Salfit, 36 in the Gaza Strip, and 40 in the West Bank side of occupied Jerusalem.

Al-Kaileh pointed out that 17 recoveries were registered in Tulkarm, 10 in Jericho, 128 in Hebron, and 1 in Salfit.

She said 29 coronavirus patients are currently under intensified care, of whom 7 are on respirators.


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