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Three new coronavirus cases in West Bank last night, one relapsed after recovering; total 293


RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 16, 2020 (WAFA) – Three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the West Bank late last night, including one of a woman from the Bethlehem area who had previously recovered, raised total in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to 293, said a government statement.

It said two new cases were for medics from the Bethlehem area in the south of the West Bank who were infected during their work at Augusta Victoria hospital in occupied East Jerusalem.

According to the statement it is believed there are also 81 positive corona cases in occupied East Jerusalem after three new cases were reported in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood.

Currently there are 230 active cases in the West Bank and Gaza after recovery of 61 patients and two deaths.

The cases are 66% males and 34% females; 40% in Jerusalem area villages under Palestinian rule, 20% in the Ramallah district, 18% in the Bethlehem district and 4.5% in the Gaza Strip, and other cities at lower numbers.

Age wise, 7% are children under nine years of age and 8% over 60 years while the rest fall between.

Among the cases, 75% were for workers in Israel and people who interacted with them, or 217 cases, 10% were for travelers and people who interacted with them, six medics, including last night’s two new cases, and one former prisoner released from Israeli jails.


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