RAMALLAH, Friday, June 26, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine Friday morning confirmed 132 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the occupied territories since the pandemic outbreak to 1,720.
Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh announced in a press statement that 94 cases were recorded in Hebron district, six others in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, two others in Jerusalem district, two others in Jenin district, two others in Jericho district, five others in Nablus district, another in Tulkarem district, 19 others in Bethlehem district and another in Salfit district.
Among the new cases, she elaborated, there were 11 Palestinian COVID-19 patients who made their way back from Egypt through Allenby border crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jordan, also known as King Hussein or al-Karameh crossing.
Al-Kaileh identified the 11 coronavirus cases who returned from Egypt as follows: three cases in Hebron district, two others in Jericho district, two others in Jenin district, another in Nablus district, another in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, another in Salfit district and another in Bethlehem district.
According to the latest coronavirus data, out of the 1,720 cases, 1,442 are in the West Bank, 72 in the Gaza Strip and 206 in East Jerusalem.
Recoveries have reached 620 total, including 446 in the West Bank and Gaza and 174 in East Jerusalem, leaving a total of 1,095 active cases. The death toll still stood at five.