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Palestine confirms eight new coronavirus cases


RAMALLAH, Monday, May 4, 2020 (WAFA) - Palestine confirmed Monday night eight new coronavirus cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the occupied territories to 532.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced that eight Palestinians tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

The eight new cases were identified as three Palestinian workers who work inside Israel and five others who came in contact with them.

Six of the eight cases are residents of As-Samou‘ town, south of Hebron city, another as a resident of Hebron city and another as a resident of Adh-Dhahiriya city, southwest of Hebron city.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths among Palestinians in the diaspora has risen to 1,275 and 68 respectively, while 512 Palestinian patients in the diaspora have recovered so forth.

Providing more details, the ministry said that six more Palestinians were infected with the deadly virus in the US states of Florida, New Jersey and Michigan.

It also announced the first death due to COVID-19 among the Palestinian community in the US. The fatality was identified as an elderly man, in his 70s, who resides in Florida.

In Norway, the ministry confirmed that another Palestinian expatriate tested positive for the virus, raising the total confirmed cases among the Palestinian community in this country to 10. Their health condition was described as stable.

According to the ministry statement, the first two novel coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Palestinian community in Belarus. They were identified as a Palestinian expatriate and his daughter.


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