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Palestine confirms two new coronavirus fatalities


RAMALLAH, Friday, July 17, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine Thursday night confirmed two new novel coronavirus fatalities, raising the death toll in the occupied territories since the pandemic spread to 54.

The Health Ministry announced that a 73-year-old Palestinian woman from Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, and a 64-year-old man from al-Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah, died due to the highly contagious virus.

According to the latest coronavirus data, the confirmed cases in the occupied territories (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza) reached 8,616.

Out of the 8,616 cases, 7,340 are recorded in the West Bank, 72 in the Gaza Strip and 1,204 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 1,487, including 174 in East Jerusalem, leaving a total of 7,075 active cases.


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