Palestine records 18 corona-related deaths, 861 infections

Human Services

RAMALLAH, Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 861 new COVID-19 infections, 18 deaths and 1100 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said seven deaths were reported in the West Bank and 11 others in the Gaza Strip. She said no updates were available regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem.

In the West Bank, 289 coronavirus tests came out positive, while 572 new cases were registered in the Gaza Strip.

The health minister said 142 patients of coronavirus remain under intensive care, of whom 40 are on ventilators. In addition, 361 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals and COVID-19 dispensaries.

Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 92.4 percent, while active cases declined to 6.5 percent. Deaths stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Concerning vaccinations, the health minister said over 257,600 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of whom 184,000 received both doses.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency