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Palestine confirms 497 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine recorded today 497 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaila.

She announced that 497 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 10 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 497 cases, 212 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 285 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Nablus district was ranked the first with 58 cases, followed by Ramallah and al-Bireh (36), Tubas (23), Hebron (17), Jerusalem suburbs (15), Bethlehem (14), Salfit (12), Qalqilia (12), Jenin (10), Tulkarm (9) and Jericho and the Jordan Valley (6).

Al-Kaileh identified the new deaths as seven from the West Bank and three from the Gaza Strip. The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: Jenin (3), Bethlehem (2), Ramallah and al-Bireh (1) and Nablus (1).

She added that 1,090 Covid-19 patients recovered; 487 recovery cases in the West Bank and 603 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 80 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 22 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 172,896.

Out of the 172,896 cases, 104,964 are recorded in the West Bank, 48,626 in the Gaza Strip and 19,306 in East Jerusalem.

Recoveries have totaled 160,190, and the death toll reached 1,918, leaving a total of 10,788 active cases.

Recoveries account for 92.7 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 6.2 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.


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