Palestine reports 532 new COVID-19 cases, 56,999 in total

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RAMALLAH, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Wednesday 532 new cases infected with the COVID-19 in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 56,999, according to a press statement from the ministry.

It also reported four new deaths from the virus, raising the death toll in the Palestinian territories since March to 463.

Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila said in the statement that two of the new fatalities were recorded in East Jerusalem, one in Bethlehem and one in Hebron in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, 368 more patients, including 95 in the Gaza Strip, recovered from the coronavirus, raising the total number of recoveries to 49,934, she added.

Al-Kaila also said that the recovery rate had reached 87.6 percent in the Palestinian territories, adding that there are currently 6,602 active cases in Palestine, with 40 in critical condition. Enditem

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