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Palestine confirms 1,391 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (WAFA) - Palestine today recorded 1,391 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 1,391 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and five others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 1,391 cases, 1,307 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 84 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Ramallah and al-Bireh district was ranked the first with (314) cases, followed by Hebron (262) cases, Bethlehem (189) cases, Nablus (147) cases, Jerusalem suburbs (92) cases, Tulkarm (86) cases, Qalqiliya (68) cases, Salfit (62) cases, Jenin (50) cases, Tubas (21) cases besides to Jericho & the Jordan Valley (16) cases.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as four from the West Bank and one from Gaza. The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: one death in Hebron district, another in Salfit, another in Tlkarm and the other in Nablus.

She added that 1,038 Covid-19 patients recovered; 836 recovery cases in the West Bank and 202 others in Gaza.

She pointed that 93 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 23 who are connected to ventilators.

Recoveries account for 92.1 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 6.8 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

K.F.

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