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New coronavirus case confirmed in West Bank raising total in Palestine to 626


RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 30, 2020 (WAFA) – A new coronavirus case was confirmed today in the West Bank raising total in Palestine to 626, said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila.

The new case was discovered in the village of Hajja in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilya of a 56-year-old man who got the disease after interacting with an infected person in the same area.

The Qalqilya district has recently witnessed more than a dozen new cases of coronavirus.

With the new case, a total of 386 cases were confirmed in the West Bank since the outbreak of the disease in early March and 61 cases in the Gaza Strip, most confirmed this month. In addition, 179 cases were reported in occupied East Jerusalem.

Five patients have died from the disease, including two in the West Bank, two in East Jerusalem and one in the Gaza Strip.

Recoveries reached 368 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in addition to 155 in East Jerusalem.


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