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Palestine records highest daily Covid-19 infections

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, December 01, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 2,536 Covid-19 cases and 16 fatalities, marking the highest daily number of cases since the pandemic outbreak in March.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced that 2,536 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 16 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the 2,536 cases, 226 cases were recorded in Hebron governorate, 336 in Nablus, 199 in Bethlehem, 80 in Qalqilia, 187 in Ramallah and al-Bireh, 145 in Jenin, 11 in Jericho & the Jordan Valley, 110 in Salfit, 124 in Tulkarm, 47 in Tubas, 77 in Jerusalem suburbs, 179 in Jerusalem city besides to 815 in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Al-Kaileh identified the 16 new fatalities as six fatalities from the West Bank, nine others from the Gaza Strip and another from Jerusalem city. The West Bank fatalities were distributed as three from Hebron governorate and three others from Nablus governorate.

She added that 1,032 Covid-19 patients have recovered and pointed that 64 Covid-19 patients are still being treated in intensive care units, including 13 who are connected to respirators.

Recoveries account for 77.3 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 21.9 percent and the death toll accounts for 0.8 percent.


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