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Palestine records 531 confirmed coronavirus cases, one fatality


RAMALLAH, Friday, August 14, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine Friday recorded 531 confirmed novel coronavirus cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced in a press statement that 531 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and another died of it in the last 24 hours.

Among the 531 confirmed cases, 168 cases were recorded in Hebron district, 11 others in Nablus district, 25 others in Bethlehem district, 44 others in Qalqilia district, 34 others in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, another in Jenin district, four others in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, four others in Salfit district, another in Tubas district, another in Gaza and 238 others in Jerusalem district.

Al-Kaileh identified the latest fatality as a 72-year-old ailing woman from Hebron city.

Besides, al-Kaileh pointed out that 260 COVID-19 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Among the 260 recovery cases, 170 cases were recorded in Hebron district, 12 others in Nablus district, 14 others in Jenin district and 64 others in Jerusalem district.

She pointed out that 20 COVID-19 cases are still in the intensive care units, including five who are connected to respirators.

According to the latest coronavirus data, the confirmed cases in the occupied territories (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza) reached 21,056.

Out of the 21,056 cases, 15,752 are recorded in the West Bank, 82 in the Gaza Strip and 5,222 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 12,796, including 3,414 in Jerusalem, and the death toll reached 116, leaving a total of 8,144 active cases.


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