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Palestine records 170 new Covid-19 cases, one death

RAMALLAH, Thursday, June 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases and a death, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 170 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and another died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 170 cases, 18 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 152 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as from the Gaza Strip.

She added that 428 COVID-19 patients recovered; 30 recovery cases in the West Bank and 398 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that nine COVID-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including two who are connected to ventilators, while 15 others are currently hospitalized across the West Bank.

Recoveries account for 97.8 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March 2020 and the active cases for 1.1 percent. The death toll stood at 1.1 percent.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 436,275 people have received the vaccine so far in the West Bank and Gaza, including 260,713 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.



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