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Palestine records high daily Covid-19 infections

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 2,110 new Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

Al-Kaileh announced that 2,110 Palestinians tested positive for the virus and 31 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the 2,110 new cases, 1,243 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including Jerusalem governorate, and 867 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The West Bank cases were distributed as follows: 163 in Nablus governorate, 31 in Qalqilia, 33 in Salfit, 20 in Tubas, 85 in Bethlehem, 139 in Jenin, 81 in Tulkarm, 18 in Jericho, 156 in Hebron, 189 in Ramallah, 88  in Jerusalem suburbs besides to 240 in Jerusalem city.

Al-Kaileh identified the 31 deaths as 19 deaths from the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and 12 others from the Gaza Strip.

The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: one in Nablus governorate, one in Qalqilia, one in Bethlehem, three in Jenin, one in Tulkarm, nine in Hebron besides to three in Jerusalem city.

She added that 1,823 Covid-19 patients recovered. The recovery cases included 1,243 cases in the West Bank and 580 others in the Gaza Strip.

The West Bank recovery cases were distributed as follows: 105 in Nablus governorate, 49 in Qalqilia, 37 in Tubas, 37 in Salfit, 128 in Jenin, 114 in Tulkarm, 17 in Jericho, 240 in Hebron, 280 in Ramallah and 236 in Jerusalem city.

She pointed that 119 Covid-19 patients are still hospitalized in intensive care units, including 29 who are connected to ventilators.

According to the latest coronavirus data, the confirmed cases in the occupied territories (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza) reached 143,718.

Out of the 143,718 cases, 92,119 are recorded in the West Bank, 35,257 in the Gaza Strip and 16,342 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 117,067, and the death toll reached 1,335, leaving a total of 25,316 active cases.

Recoveries account for 81.9 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 17.2 percent and the death toll accounts for 0.9 percent.

K.T./ K.F.

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