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West Bank sees significant decline in COVID cases

West Bank sees significant decline in COVID cases

RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 269 new COVID-19 infections, three deaths and 339 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said three deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the Gaza Strip, while no deaths were reported in the West Bank.  

In the Gaza Strip, 250 coronavirus tests came out positive, while the West Bank had less than 20 new cases.

The health minister said 29 patients of COVID-19 remain under intensive care, of whom six are on ventilators. In addition, 73 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals and COVID-19 dispensaries.

Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 97.7 percent, while active cases declined to 1.1 percent. Deaths stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Concerning rollout of vaccines, the health minister said over 304,890 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of whom 217,207 received both doses.


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