RAMALLAH, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Five people died of coronavirus in Palestine in the last 24 hours while 275 new cases were recorded in which Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said was a break in the current wave of the pandemic with a noticeable decrease in the number of new cases.
Three of the deaths and 94 of the new cases were recorded in the West Bank, while two deaths and 181 new cases were confirmed in the Gaza Strip.
At the same time, 157 corona patients have recovered in the West Bank and 624 in the Gaza Strip for a total of 96.4 percent recovered of the total cases recorded in Palestine since the outbreak of the pandemic in March of last year. Deaths remain at 1 percent while the currently active cases stand at 2.6 percent.
According to Alkaila, 108 people are currently getting treatment for coronavirus in hospitals, and 58 are in intensive care, while 11 are on ventilators.
She also said that over 1.2 million people have been vaccinated twice for the pandemic and over 10,000 have already received the booster shot.