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Palestine confirms 247 new coronavirus cases, nine fatalities

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 247 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Minister Mai Alkaila.

Among the new 247 cases, 175 cases were recorded in the West Bank, and 72 others in the Gaza Strip.

She added in her daily report on the disease that 1285 Covid-19 patients recovered; 575 recovery cases in the West Bank and 710 others in the Gaza Strip.

Nine deaths were reported in the West Bank and three others in the Gaza Strip.

Alkaila said 66 corona patients are in intensive care units, including 18 are on ventilators, while pointing that 273,438 people were vaccinated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip so far, including  195,675 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.

K.T./ K.F.

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