Coronavirus cases increased to 31: Palestinian health ministry
March 12 2020 08:06 PM
Members of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO
Members of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), set up outdoor tents for the preliminary medical examination of suspected coronavirus patients

QNA/Ramallah

The Palestinian Health Ministry said today that a Palestinian woman today tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the occupied territories to 31.

The Ministry added that of the 31 confirmed patients, 11 cases are females and 20 are males, and that three cases are under 18 years: one 16 years and another 17 years-old, along with a two-year-old baby girls. With the exception of one case in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, the rest are confined in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and area towns.

The health condition of the patients infected with the virus remained stable, the Ministry added, noting that 224 suspected cases were tested and the results were all negative.

The Ministry also confirmed that work is continuing to equip a sorting and quarantine center and a hospital for coronavirus in all governorates of the country, in addition to continuing health education for citizens on social media about the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it. (QNA)





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