Amid virus surge in Gaza, 88% of hospital beds in Strip are full

Hamas health ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra tells Gaza-based Shehab News that 88% of the hospital beds for critical coronavirus cases have been filled.

“We are working to increase the capacity of the health system to contain the rising number of cases,” al-Qidra says.

The Gaza Strip hit 10,000 active coronavirus cases today, the vast majority of which were identified over the past two weeks. Around 27% of coronavirus tests came back positive in the last 24 hours.

Aaron Boxerman