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Another surge in coronavirus cases in West Bank raises total in Palestine to 1517

 

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 142 new novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, raising total in Palestine to 1,517.

She announced in a press release that 112 of the 142 cases were residents of the new pandemic epicenter, the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

She added that 13 other cases were recorded in Kafr Aqab town, north of Jerusalem, 11 others in Bethlehem district, three others in Salfit district and three others in Nablus district.

According to the latest coronavirus data, out of the 1,517 cases, 1,311 are in the West Bank, 72 in the Gaza Strip and 206 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have reached 616 total, including 442 in the West Bank and Gaza and 174 in East Jerusalem, leaving a total of 896 active cases.

K.T./ K.F. 

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