Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza saw 1,246 coronavirus cases and 23 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.
Around 15% of coronavirus tests came back positive in the West Bank over the past 24 hours, in addition to 25% of tests in the Gaza Strip. While both numbers are lower than previous weeks — which saw as many as 45% of tests come back positive in Gaza — they remain drastically high.
Officials in the Ramallah-based PA have repeatedly said that many West Bank Palestinian residents are not complying with the current lockdown regulations, which came into force a week and a half ago.
“The situation is disastrous and getting worse,” PA Health Ministry spokesperson Kamal al-Shakhra told Voice of Palestine Radio on Sunday.
— Aaron Boxerman