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Palestine confirms 2,675 new coronavirus cases, eight deaths

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestine today confirmed 2,675 new Covid-19 cases and eight death cases, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

She announced that 2,675 Palestinians tested positive for the highly contagious virus and eight others died of it in the occupied territories.

As part of the 2,675 new cases, 1,262 cases were registered in the West Bank and 1,413 others in the Gaza Strip.

She identified the death cases as two deaths from the West Bank and six others from the Gaza Strip. The West Bank deaths were identified as a resident of Qalqiliya district and another from Tulkarm district.

She added that 837 Covid-19 patients recovered; 462 recovery cases in the West Bank and 375 others in the Gaza Strip.

She pointed that 50 Covid-19 patients are getting treatment in intensive care units and 135 others are currently receiving treatment at hospitals and Covid-19 dispensaries, including eight who are intubated.

She said that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 93 percent and the active cases account for 6 percent. The death toll stood at 1 percent of total infections.

Regarding the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, al-Kaileh said that 991,613 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, including 459,128 people who received the second dose of the vaccine.



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