RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 25, 2020 (WAFA) – Eleven new coronavirus cases were confirmed today in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, raising the total in Palestine to 495, said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila.
She told the daily briefing on the corona pandemic in Ramallah that nine of the cases were registered in Shuafat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem. She said the other two cases were for a family of a male nurse who contracted the disease during his work at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem.
Alkaila said two recoveries were confirmed, bringing up the total cases to 105. In the meantime, one relapse case was registered raising the total cases of relapse to 18, at a nationwide average of 3% compared with a global average of 14%.
Alkaila said 328 cases remain under treatment, including 251 ones in East Jerusalem alone and 122 in the outskirts of the city. She added that the cases in occupied East Jerusalem make up 60 percent of the total cases in Palestine, with 26 patients are children below the age of nine.
She said 74 percent of the cases in the West Bank to date are workers in Israel and people who interacted with them and were infected.
A total of 28,500 corona tests were conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic in Palestine in early March, the minister continued.