RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 2, 2021 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 512 new COVID-19 infections, 15 deaths and 1,117 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.
In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said six deaths were reported in the West Bank and nine others in the Gaza Strip. She said no updates were available regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem.
In the West Bank, 279 coronavirus tests came out positive, while 233 new cases were registered in the Gaza Strip.
The health minister said 142 patients of coronavirus remain under intensive care, of whom 39 are on ventilators. In addition, 358 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals and COVID-19 dispensaries.
Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 93.1 percent, while active cases declined to 5.8 percent. Deaths stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.
Concerning rollout of vaccines, the health minister said over 257,800 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of whom 185,000 received both doses.