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Health Minister confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases in West Bank


RAMALLAH, Sunday, April 19, 2020 (WAFA) – Six new COVID-19 (coronavirus cases) were confirmed in the West Bank today raising total in Palestine to 320, Minister of Health Mai Alkaila announced today.

She said during the daily briefing that the six new cases were of a woman from the village of Shuqba, near Ramallah, who contracted the disease from her husband who works inside Israel.

Four other cases were for four sisters from Kafr Aqab town, north of Jerusalem, who contracted the disease from their husband who works in Israel. The sixth case was reported in Tulkarm, north of the West Bank.

With the new cases, the number of infected cases in the West Bank has reached 306 in addition to the 13 in the Gaza Strip. Plus, 111 cases have been reported so far among the native Palestinian population in occupied Jerusalem.

Alkaila said the number in occupied Jerusalem is not final or official due to lack of exact information from the Israeli authorities about the city’s Palestinian population.

Of the total infected, 248 are still active cases after recovery of 71 patients in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two deaths have been confirmed in the West Bank so far.

A total of 22,800 corona tests were also conducted so far, said the Health Minister, and 15,500 are in quarantine.





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