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Palestine records highest daily coronavirus surge

RAMALLAH, Thursday, September 10, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine today confirmed the highest surge in the novel coronavirus infections.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced that 1,000 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and seven others died of it in the occupied territories in the last 24 hours.

As part of the new 1,000 infections, 101 infections were recorded in Hebron district, 51 others in Bethlehem, 35 others in Qaqilia, 112  others in Ramallah and al-Bireh, 14 others in Jenin, 30 others in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, 28 others in Tubas, 18 others in Tulkarem, 22 others in Salfit, 195 others in Gaza, 82 others in Nablus, 57 others in Jerusalem suburbs and 255 in Jerusalem city.

As for the latest fatalities, she identified two of them as a 78-year-old cardiac, hypertensive and diabetic patient from the Hebron-district town of Yatta and a 40-year-old renal patient from the Hebron-district town of As-Samou‘.

She identified the other five fatalities as a 39-year-old diabetic patient from Qalqilya, a 65-year-old renal, hypertensive and diabetic patient from Nablus, an 88-year-old woman suffering from a brain stroke from Bethlehem, a 6-month-old infant from Gaza city, and an elderly woman from Jerusalem.

She added that 490 recovery cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, while noting that 31 COVID-19 patients were still receiving treatment at intensive care units, including 10 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 37,214.

Out of the 37,214 cases, 27,113 are recorded in the West Bank, 1,551 in the Gaza Strip and 8,550 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 25,483, accounting for 68.5 percent of the total cases since the pandemic outbreak, and the death toll reached 224, accounting for 0.6 percent of the total cases.

This leaves a total of 11,507 active cases, accounting for 30.9 percent of the total cases.

K.T./ K.F.

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