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The Palestinian Authority confirms nearly 500 cases of coronavirus and the Palestinian territories exceed 20,000 infections

August 12, 2020

The Palestinian Authority confirmed around 500 cases of coronavirus on the last day this Wednesday, which have crossed the 20,000 line of infections in the occupied Palestinian territories since the pandemic began.

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al Kailé has elaborated that 499 cases have been discovered in the past 24 hours, including 219 in East Jerusalem and 140 in the city of Hebron on the West Bank, two of the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

The total number of infections is 20,093, of which 15,103 in the West Bank, 4,909 in East Jerusalem and 81 in the Gaza Strip, while the death toll is 114.

The Palestinian Authority confirms nearly 500 cases of coronavirus and the Palestinian territories exceed 20,000 infectionsThe Palestinian Authority confirms nearly 500 cases of coronavirus and the Palestinian territories exceed 20,000 infections

He also pointed out that there are currently 8,465 active cases, including 21 patients in intensive care units, four of whom are wearing respirators because of the severity of their condition, Palestinian news agency WAFA reports.

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