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Palestine records 13 new virus deaths, 427 infections

Palestine's virus case tally rises to 170,637, including 1,861 deaths

Lubaba Zouqan   | 16.01.2021
Palestine records 13 new virus deaths, 427 infections

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Palestinian health authorities confirmed 13 fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday along with 427 infections within the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said in her daily virus update that 143 infections and 9 deaths were recorded in the West Bank while 284 cases and 4 fatalities were registered in the Gaza Strip.

She noted that the recovery percentage in Palestine reached 91.6%, the percentage of active cases 7.3% and the deaths' percentage 1.1% of the total infections.

Al-Kaila added that 87 patients are receiving health care in the intensive care units, including 21 depending on respirators.

The new figures bring the Palestinian virus count to 170,637 confirmed cases, including 1,861 deaths, and 156,267 recoveries.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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