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Palestine confirms 461 new coronavirus cases, three fatalities

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 461 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 461 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and three others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 461 cases, 58 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 403 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as two deaths from the West Bank and one from the besieged Gaza Strip.

She added that 535 Covid-19 patients recovered; 135 recovery cases in the West Bank and 400 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 40 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including eight who are connected to ventilators, while 79 others are currently hospitalized across the West Bank.

Recoveries account for 97.8 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March 2020, active cases for 1.1 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 293,238 people have received the vaccine so far in the West Bank and Gaza, including 206,747 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.

K.T./ K.F.

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