Palestine records highest daily coronavirus infections

UNRWA healthcare workers at the yard of a school which is turned into a clinic for Covid-19 patients in Gaza City, Gaza (Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency)

Al-Jazeera  /  September 10, 2020

Health ministry says death toll in the Palestinian territories rose to 224, while total infections reached 37,214.

Palestine confirmed seven more deaths and 1,000 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours – the highest single-day jump since the outbreak began.

The virus killed six more in the occupied West Bank, and one in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Thursday, the health ministry said the death toll in Palestine rose to 224, while the total infections reached 37,214 – including 25,483 recoveries.

The ministry said the rate of recovery from the coronavirus has reached 68.5 percent, while the rate of active infections reached 30.9 percent, and the death rate was 0.6 percent of all infections.

The new coronavirus cases are distributed according to the following: Hebron Governorate (101), Nablus Governorate (82), Bethlehem Governorate (51), Qalqilya Governorate (35), Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate (112), Jenin (14), Jericho and al-Aghwar (30), Tubas (28), Tulkarm (18), Salfit (22), the Gaza Strip (195), the suburbs of Jerusalem (57) and the city of occupied East Jerusalem (255).