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Palestine records 436 coronavirus cases, 179 recovery cases


RAMALLAH, Friday, July 17, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine Friday noon recorded 436 new coronavirus cases and 179 recovery cases in the occupied territories in the last 24 hours.

The Health Ministry confirmed in a report that 439 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 179 others recovered from it in the last 24 hours (from Thursday noon to Friday noon).

The 439 new cases included 87 cases in Jerusalem district, five others in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, 319 others in Hebron district, four others in Salfit district, four others in Jenin district, seven others in Nablus district, six others in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, two others in Qalqiliya district and five others in Tubas district.

Besides, the ministry pointed out that six Palestinians died due to the highly contagious virus in the last 24 hours. Three of the six fatalities were recorded Thursday evening, two others on Thursday night, and another on today morning.

Among the new 179 recovery cases, 174 cases were recorded in Hebron district and five others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The ministry added that 16 Palestinian COVID-19 patients were still in the intensive care unit, including five connected to ventilators.

According to the latest coronavirus data, the confirmed cases in the occupied territories (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza) reached 9,055.

Out of the 9,055 cases, 7,692 are recorded in the West Bank, 72 in the Gaza Strip and 1,291 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 1,666, including 174 in East Jerusalem, and the death toll 55, leaving a total of 7,334 active cases.


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