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Palestine confirms 154 new coronavirus cases, one death

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today confirmed 154 new Covid-19 cases and one death, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 154 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and another died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 154 cases, 14 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 140 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

She identified the death case as a resident of the besieged Gaza Strip.

She added that 140 Covid-19 patients recovered; seven recovery cases in the West Bank and 133 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that eight Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units, including two who are connected to ventilators. In addition, 14 others are currently receiving treatment at hospitals and Covid-19 dispensaries.

She said that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 98.2 percent, while active cases declined to 0.7 percent. The death toll stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 504,027 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, including 364,170 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.

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