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Palestine confirms 326 coronavirus cases, 740 recoveries

RAMALLAH, Sunday, August 23, 2020 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai al-Kaileh confirmed today 326 new coronavirus cases, 740 recoveries and five deaths in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

Al-Kaileh said 176 of the new cases were in Hebron, 34 in Bethlehem, 31 in Ramallah, 26 in Qalqilia, 10 in the West Bank side of Jerusalem Governorate, 19 in Nablus, 2 in Salfit, 2 in Jenin, and 1 in Tubas.

She pointed out that the MoH was not able to obtain any updates regarding the situation of the pandemic in occupied East Jerusalem during the past 24 hours.

Regarding recoveries, 689 cases were registered in Hebron, 15 in Nablus, 16 in Tulkarm, 16 in Qalqilia, and 1 in Salfit.

Al-Kaileh added that the rate of recovery reached 64.3%, while the rate of active cases reached 35.2%, and deaths were 0.5% of all the cases recorded in Palestine.

She said 30 patients are currently under intensified care, of whom four are on respirators.

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