COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Palestine

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COVID-19 pandemic in Palestine
COVID-19, Salfit 002.jpg
Empty streets in Salfit in March 2020
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationState of Palestine
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseBethlehem
Arrival date5 March 2020
(Duration, 4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases375
Active cases63
Recovered310
Deaths
2
Government website
corona.ps

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the West Bank on 5 March 2020, beginning the COVID-19 pandemic in Palestine.[1]

Cases[change | change source]

The Palestinian health ministry said the cases had first been detected at a hotel in the Bethlehem area, where a group of Greek tourists had visited the hotel in late February. Two of them were later diagnosed with the virus.[2]

The first two cases in Gaza City, Gaza were diagnosed on 21 March. There are 20 cases as of 13 May 2020, 14 of whom have recovered as of the same date.

Statistics[change | change source]

The table below shows the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Governorates of Palestine.[3]

COVID-19 in Palestine by Governorate as of 12 May 2020
Governorate Cases Deaths Recoveries Active Cases
Bethlehem Governorate 59 0 41 18
Gaza Strip[a] 20 0 14 6
Hebron Governorate 60 0 12 48
Jenin Governorate 4 1 0 3
Jericho Governorate 1 0 1 0
Jerusalem Governorate 140 1 68 71
Nablus Governorate 7 0 4 3
Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate 77 0 36 41
Salfit Governorate 1 0 0 1
Tulkarm Governorate 6 0 0 6
Total (12 Governorates) 375 4 176 197

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Includes Deir el-Balah and Khan Yunis governorates.

References[change | change source]

  1. "West Bank confirms 7 coronavirus cases in Bethlehem". Anadolu Agency. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  2. Ed Batsh, Majeda (5 March 2020). "Palestinians confirm 7 coronavirus cases, declare tourist ban". Times of Israel. Archived from the original on 3 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  3. "Details". corona.ps.