Palestine registers 209 COVID cases, five deaths

Human Services

RAMALLAH, Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 209 new cases of COVID-19, five deaths and 126 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the past 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said four deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the Gaza Strip, while only one death was reported in the West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, 183 coronavirus tests came out positive, while the West Bank had 26 new cases. No infections were registered in occupied Jerusalem.

The health minister said 21 patients of COVID-19 are under intensive care, of whom two are on ventilators. In addition, 46 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals and COVID-19 dispensaries.

Alkaila pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 97.5 percent, while active cases declined to 1.4 percent. Deaths stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Concerning rollout of vaccines, the health minister said over 373,470 people have received their first jab of the vaccine in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of whom 234,350 received both doses.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency