Five Palestinians have died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 596 new cases were recorded, today said Minister of Health Mai Alkaila, adding that 612 patients have also recovered.
Speaking at the daily briefing on the pandemic, Alkaila said the five deaths included four in their mid-70s and one in his mid-60s from different areas of the West Bank.
She said while 224 of the new cases were recorded in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, the current epicenter of the disease, 98 were in the Gaza Strip and 61 from the Ramallah and Al-Bireh district.
Of the recoveries, 216 were in East Jerusalem, 157 in Ramallah district, and 119 in the Hebron district.
The Health Minister said 33 patients are currently in intensive care units and five of them are on respirators.