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Palestine confirms 1774 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Palestine confirms 1774 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

RAMALLAH, Sunday, April 16, 2021 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila announced today that 1774 new coronavirus infections, 19 deaths and 2276 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, she said seven corona-related deaths were registered in the West Bank, eleven deaths in the Gaza Strip, and one death in occupied Jerusalem.

Of the total infections registered, 590 were in the West Bank, 1138 others in the Gaza Strip, and 46 in occupied Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the West Bank had 974 recoveries, the Gaza Strip had 1205 cases, while occupied Jerusalem registered 97 recoveries.

The health minister said 172 patients of coronavirus remain under intensive care, while 54 are on ventilators. In addition, 514 patients are receiving treatment for COVID-19 at hospitals and Covid dispensaries.

Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far stood at 88.6 percent, while active cases slightly declined to 10.4 percent. Deaths stood at one percent of total infections.

In the meantime, the health minister said over 159,000 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of whom 23,113 received the second dose of the vaccine.



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