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Palestine confirms 169 new coronavirus cases, two deaths

RAMALLAH, Friday, August 6, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today confirmed 169 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 169 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and two others died of it in the occupied territories.

Among the new 169 cases, 54 cases were recorded in the West Bank and 115 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.

She identified the death cases as from the Gaza Strip.

She added that 53 Covid-19 patients recovered; 38 recovery cases in the West Bank and 15 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 11 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units and 18 others are currently receiving treatment at hospitals and Covid-19 dispensaries, including two who are intubated.

She said that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 98.4 percent and the active cases account for 0.5 percent. The death toll stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 607,942 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, including 423,327 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.



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