RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine recorded seven deaths from coronavirus and 552 new cases, while 282 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, today said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila.
She said that three of the seven deaths were in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorate, two in the Hebron governorate in the south of the West Bank, one in Qalqilya in the north of the West Bank, and one in the Gaza Strip.
Hebron governorate remains the area with the highest number of new cases in Palestine where 203 new cases were recorded, followed by Ramallah area with 68 new cases, Nablus 64, Qalqilya 56, and Bethlehem 50. Gaza had 44 new cases. No data was given on the new cases in occupied East Jerusalem, which has been exceeding the 100 mark over the past several weeks.
Alkaila said in the daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Palestine that 28 patients remain in intensive care, among them six are on ventilators.
She also said that 68.2 percent of the total cases tallied since the outbreak of the disease in Palestine in March have recovered, leaving 31.2 percent active and 0.6 percent deaths.
Of the active cases, 62.2 percent are concentrated in the Jerusalem and Hebron governorates, including 3400 cases in the Hebron area, and 2558 in the Jerusalem governorate, among them 1734 in the city of Jerusalem and 824 in area villages.
Total number of cases in Palestine since March until today has reached 30,490, among them 22,881 in the West Bank, 7209 in East Jerusalem and 400 in the Gaza Strip.
Total number of deaths has reached 180, among them 154 in the West Bank, five in the Gaza Strip, and 21 in East Jerusalem.