RAMALLAH, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (WAFA) – A rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Gaza Strip is seen as alarming raising concern of a second wave of infections in the besieged and overcrowded sea enclave, while at the same time the number of new corona cases in East Jerusalem has dropped.
Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said in her daily report on coronavirus in Palestine that 1618 new cases, 19 deaths, and 1604 recoveries were recorded in the West Bank in the last 24 hours.
The Gaza Strip recorded 450 new cases, one death, and 106 recoveries also in 24 hours, while East Jerusalem reported 191 new cases, no deaths, and 486 recoveries recorded over three days.
According to the Health Minister, 205 corona patients are getting treatment at intensive care units, among them 58 are on ventilators.
A total of 8157 people have been vaccinated so far in the West Bank since the start of the vaccination on Sunday, and 13,576 people were vaccinated in the Gaza Strip.