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With no new corona cases reported so far, health ministry gives a breakdown of cases


RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 9, 2020 (WAFA) – By mid-day today, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said no new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were recorded and instead gave a breakdown of the cases so far.

Ministry spokesman and director-general for Primary Healthcare Kamal Shakhra said in the daily corona briefing at the Palestinian prime minister’s office in Ramallah that the number of cases in Palestine remains fixed at 263.

Shakhra said that while confirmed cases stood at 263, divided into 250 in the West Bank and 13 in the Gaza Strip, active ones are actually 218 with the full recovery of 44 patients, broken down into 36 in the West Bank and 8 in Gaza Strip, and one death in the West Bank.

The distribution of infected cases was as follow:

- Workers in Israel: 89

- Cases that were in close contact with infected cases: 103

- Infections among travellers: 29

- Cases that were in contact with the tourists in Bethlehem: 40

- Prisoners: 1

- Medical staff: 1

Shakhra said a total of 16,068 tests were conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic in Palestine on March 5.


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