The Palestinian Authority confirmed on Wednesday a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the West Bank city of Ramallah, its administrative seat, given the increase in cases in the West Bank in recent days.
The Department of Health has detailed that 135 have been confirmed in Ramallah province in the past 24 hours – 48 of them in the city – which is a significant proportion of the 419 new infections registered on the last day.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the Palestinian Occupied Territories is 8,153, with 47 deaths and 1,487 recovered, according to the Palestinian News Agency WAFA. 17 patients are also admitted to intensive care units.
In early July, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayé blamed the increase in cases in the West Bank for lack of control over border crossings and the closure of the Israeli government, which also resulted in a significant increase in cases.
Shtayé again accused the Israeli authorities of taking “racist” measures to undermine Palestinian efforts to fight the pandemic, while revealing that the Palestinian Authority will present the situation to the United Nations.