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With no new corona cases reported in last 24 hours, over 11,500 remain in quarantine: minister


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (WAFA) – While no new coronavirus cases were reported in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours, more than 11,500 Palestinians remain until now in quarantine, today said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila.

She told the daily briefing on the corona pandemic in Ramallah that all the patients at the corona centers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are in good health and no one is currently in ICU.

Alkaila said there are 461 cases in Palestine that include 132 in occupied East Jerusalem and that 390 remain under treatment with the recovery of 69 in the West Bank and Gaza and death of two patients in the West Bank. Two Palestinian patients have also died in East Jerusalem.

Of the active cases, 255 are in Jerusalem, including 132 in the annexed part of the city and 123 in the villages and towns outside the Israeli declared city s.

In addition, 54 are in the Ramallah district, 30 in Bethlehem area, 34 in Hebron district, 5 each in Nablus and Tulkarm, 3 in Jenin, 1 in Jericho and 6 in the Gaza Strip.

She said 75 percent of the cases are workers in Israel and people who interacted with them and were infected, and 65 percent are males and 35 percent are females.

A total of 25,000 corona tests were conducted so far, said Alkaila, adding that the health ministry in now in a position to do 4000 tests a day.


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