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Palestine records highest daily rise of COVID-19 cases

Global Times

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/9/1 9:12:58

Palestine recorded the highest daily rise of COVID-19 cases on Monday after the outbreak of the deadly pandemic in the Palestinian territories in March, its health minister said.

Mai al-Kaila, the Palestinian health minister, said in a press statement that the health ministry recorded in the last 24 hours seven deaths and 875 new COVID-19 cases in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

She added that the seven deaths included "four in East Jerusalem, one in Ramallah, on in Qalqilia and one in Gaza."

"Although we saw the highest single-day rise of cases, the health ministry also recorded 1,031 recovered cases after conducting 4,433 tests," she said.

Al-Kaila noted that the health ministry found that 68.7 percent of the total infections had recovered, while 30.8 percent of the cases are receiving medical care.

"Since March, the health ministry has recorded 29,938 COVID-10 cases in the Palestinian territories, including 173 deaths, 20,510 recoveries, and 9,255 cases receiving medical care," she said.

Meanwhile, the Hamas-run ministry of health in Gaza said that it recorded 99 new COVID-19 cases in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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