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Palestine records 2,762 new coronavirus cases, 26 deaths

Palestine records 2,762 new coronavirus cases, 26 deaths

RAMALLAH, Monday, April 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 2,762 new Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai Alkaila.

She announced that 2,762 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 26 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 2,762 cases, 998 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 1,764 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Nablus district was ranked the first with 218 cases, followed by Jenin 168 cases, Ramallah 132 cases, Tulkarm 88 cases, Tubas 49 cases, Jerusalem city 38 cases over three days Bethlehem 27 cases, Hebron and Qalqiliya each recording 25 cases, Jerusalem suburbs 17 cases, in addition to Salfit and Jericho and the Jordan Valley district, each of which had 12 cases.

Alkaila identified the deaths as six deaths from the West Bank, three from East Jerusalem, and 17 others from the besieged Gaza Strip.

In terms of the number of deaths, Hebron and Bethlehem each district of which recorded two deaths, in addition to Salfit and Nablus, each district of which recorded one death.

She added that 1,855 Covid-19 patients recovered; 1,035 recovery cases in the West Bank, 820 others in the Gaza Strip, and 117 cases in Jerusalem city.

She pointed that 186 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 54 who are connected to ventilators, while 547 others are currently hospitalized across the West Bank.

Recoveries account for 87.8 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March of last year, active cases for 11.2 percent, and the death toll accounts for 1.0 percent.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, Alkaila said that 146,986 people have received the vaccine so far; 113,958 people in the West Bank, 33,028 in the Gaza Strip, while noting that 14,674 people received the second dose of the vaccine.

K.F./M.K.

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