RAMALLAH, Sunday, August 15, 2021 (WAFA) – Wesam Sbaihat, a Ministry of Health official in charge of the COVID-19 file in the northern West Bank, said today that Palestine might have already entered the fourth wave of COVID-19, as more infections and hospitalizations are being logged every day.
Sbaihat told the official Voice of Palestine radio that 70 percent of active COVID cases in Palestine are of the delta variant, which is thought to be the most transmissible and even the deadliest among known variants of the novel virus.
The official noted that there has been a noticeable increase in vaccinations following the Palestinian government’s decision to make vaccination compulsory to civil servants and private employees.
He stressed the importance of obeying quarantine requirements and the other established health protocols to keep the infection rate under control.
Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said 225 cases of COVID were registered in the West Bank during the last 24-hour reporting period, which is the highest daily number recorded since late April when Palestine was existing its third wave.