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Decline in COVID-19 cases in West Bank, remains high in Gaza

Decline in COVID-19 cases in West Bank, remains high in Gaza

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila announced today that 1618 new coronavirus infections, 28 deaths and 1773 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, she said 18 corona-related deaths were registered in the West Bank, and 10 deaths in the Gaza Strip. No updates were available regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem.

Of the total infections registered, 300 were in the West Bank, and 1318 others in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, the West Bank had 773 recoveries, while the Gaza Strip had 1000 cases.

The health minister said 172 patients of coronavirus remain under intensive care, while 54 others are on ventilators. In addition, 532 patients are receiving treatment for COVID-19 at hospitals and Covid dispensaries.

Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far stood at 88.7 percent, while active cases slightly declined to 10.3 percent. Deaths stood at one percent of total infections.

In the meantime, the health minister said over 159,700 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of whom 23,113 received the second dose of the vaccine.


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