RAMALLAH, Thursday, May 28, 2020 (WAFA) – The first coronavirus case in the northern West Bank in weeks was confirmed this morning, raising the total number of confirmed cases in Palestine 614, according to Health Minister Mai Alkaila.
She said in a statement that a Palestinian from the village Azzun Atma, to the east of the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya, tested positive for COVID-19, noting that he is a Palestinian worker in Israel.
As a result, Qalqilya governor declared a total lockdown on the village and ordered people to stay home in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease and to be able to identify those who came in contact with the infected person.
Of the total 614 cases recorded since the outbreak of the coronavirus in early March, 374 are in the West Bank, 61 in the Gaza Strip, which witnessed a surge in the infection in recent days among arrivals from abroad, and 179 in occupied East Jerusalem.
A total of five deaths were also recorded – two in the West Bank, two in East Jerusalem and a recent case in the Gaza Strip.
In addition, 365 patients have recovered in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and 118 in East Jerusalem.