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Palestine logs 340 COVID cases, six deaths

RAMALLAH, Friday, October 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 340 new cases of COVID-19, six deaths and 1,025 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the last 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said five deaths from COVID-19 were registered in the Gaza Strip, while another one death was reported in the West Bank.

A total of 3,860 COVID-19 tests were conducted during the reporting period. In the Gaza Strip, 223 coronavirus tests came out positive, while the West Bank had 117 new cases.

No update was available regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem.

The Health Minister said that in the West Bank, 99 patients of COVID-19 are hospitalized, of whom 56 are in intensive care, including 13 on ventilators.

She pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 97.7 percent, while active cases declined to 1.3 percent. Deaths stood at only one percent of total infections.

Concerning rollout of vaccines, the Health Minister said a total of 1,304,000 people have been fully vaccinated across Palestine, including 966,000 in the West Bank and 338,000 in Gaza.

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