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Palestine records 611 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

22 Sep 2020, 07:30 GMT+10

RAMALLAH, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official announced on Monday that the Palestinian Health Ministry recorded 611 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths in the Palestinian territories.

Mai al-Kaila, Palestinian health minister, said in an emailed press statement that the health ministry also recorded 968 more recovered cases in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.

"Since the outbreak of the disease in the Palestinian territories in March, the health ministry has recorded 46,057 cases, including 309 deaths and 32,460 recovered cases. There are 13,288 active cases receiving medical care," al-Kaila added.

"The recovery rate in the Palestinian territories has reached 70.5 percent and the death rate is 0.7 percent," she noted.

The minister also warned that if citizens fail to seriously follow the precautionary measures, the number of fatalities and infections will increase.

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