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Palestine confirms 895 new coronavirus cases, 93 recovery cases

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today confirmed 895 new Covid-19 cases and 93 recovery cases, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 895 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus in the occupied territories; 373 cases in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and 522 others in the Gaza Strip.

She added that 93 Covid-19 patients recovered; 79 recovery cases in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and 14 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 21 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units and 33 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 97.5 percent and the active cases account for 1.4 percent. The death toll stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 658,182 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, including 431,153 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.



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