RAMALLAH, Monday, July 27, 2020 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians have died and 333 new cases have been confirmed in Palestine as a result of contracting the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, in addition to 769 patients have recovered, today said the Ministry of Health.
It said in the daily briefing on the pandemic that with the two recent deaths, the total in Palestine has reached 80 since the outbreak of the disease in March. While only three deaths were recorded in East Jerusalem and one in Gaza, the remaining 76 were in the West Bank and mainly in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank.
The Ministry said that 333 new cases were confirmed in various parts of the occupied Palestinian territories, including 180 in East Jerusalem, the new epicenter of the disease, while the Hebron district, the former epicenter, had only 25 cases, a sharp decline from the previous figures in the hundreds since early this month.
It said that the rate of recovery has reached 40.8% after 769 patients have recovered, including 270 in the Hebron district and 300 in East Jerusalem, for a grand total of 5496 recoveries since March, leaving the active cases at 7881 in Palestine.
Meanwhile, 13 patients are still in intensive care in the West Bank, two of them are on respirators.