Palestine logs 336 COVID cases, nine deaths

Palestine logs 336 COVID cases, nine deaths

Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 336 new cases of COVID-19, nine deaths and 324 recoveries were registered in Palestine during the last 24 hours.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, Alkaila said five deaths from COVID-19 were registered in the West Bank, while another four deaths were recorded in Gaza.

A total of 4,979 COVID-19 tests were conducted during the reporting period. In the Gaza Strip, 92 coronavirus tests came out positive, while the West Bank had 244 new cases.

No update was available regarding the situation in occupied Jerusalem.

The Health Minister said that in the West Bank, 103 patients of COVID-19 are currently hospitalized, of whom 55 are in intensive care, including 13 on ventilators.

She pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far reached 98.1 percent, while active cases reached 0.9 percent. Deaths stood at only one percent of total infections.

Concerning rollout of vaccines, the Health Minister said a total of 1,547,060 people have been fully vaccinated across Palestine, including 1,125,275 in the West Bank and 421,800 in Gaza.

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