In fresh surge, 1,626 new COVID cases recorded among West Bank Palestinians

West Bank Palestinians record another 1,626 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry says.

There are currently 12,897 active coronavirus cases in the West Bank, which health officials say has entered a third coronavirus wave.

Ramallah and Hebron governorates have emerged as centers of the renewed coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank, registering 389 and 322 new cases, respectively.

Fourteen Palestinians died of the novel coronavirus in the West Bank in the past 24 hours, according to the PA Health Ministry.

Gaza continues to see lower coronavirus infection rates, with only 98 new cases identified by Hamas health officials in the past day.

Palestinian health workers at a hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus, where health workers were vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) earlier today, after the delivery of vaccine doses from Israel. February 03, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90