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Palestine confirms 2,100 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

Palestine confirms 2,100 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

RAMALLAH, Thursday, February 25, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 2,100 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai Alkaila.

She announced that 2,100 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and 11 others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 2,100 cases, 2,008 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 92 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Jerusalem city was ranked the first with 575 cases, followed by Ramallah and al-Bireh district (332) cases, Hebron (307) cases, Nablus (200) cases, Bethlehem (173) cases, Tulkarm (80) cases, Jerusalem suburbs (71) cases, Salfit (69) cases, Qalqiliya (67) cases, Jenin (62) cases, Tubas (39) cases besides to Jericho & the Jordan Valley (33) cases.

Alkaila identified the deaths as 10 cases from the West Bank and another from the besieged Gaza Strip. The West Bank deaths were distributed as follows: two in Bethlehem district, another in Nablus, four others in Hebron, another in Tulkarm and two others in Jerusalem city.

She added that 1,096 Covid-19 patients recovered; 919 recovery cases in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 177 others in Gaza.

She pointed that 101 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including 26 who are connected to ventilators.

Recoveries account for 91.7 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 7.2 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

K.F./M.K.

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