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Palestine records 121 new coronavirus cases, five deaths

RAMALLAH, Friday, July 2, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today recorded 121 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths, according to Health Minister Mai Al-Kaileh.

She announced that 121 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and five others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 121 cases, 13 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 108 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Al-Kaileh identified the deaths as two residents of Jenin district and three others of the Gaza Strip.

She added that 110 Covid-19 patients recovered; eight recovery cases in the West Bank and 102 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 98.2 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March 2020, active cases for 0.7 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 516,013 people have received the vaccine so far, including 371,706 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.

K.F.

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