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Palestine records 6 new deaths from coronavirus

Palestinians receive food aid distributed by United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Gaza City, Gaza on September 29, 2020 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians receive food aid distributed by United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Gaza City, Gaza on September 29, 2020 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian health authorities recorded six additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said 540 new virus cases were registered over the past 24 hours – 355 cases in the West Bank and 185 in the Gaza Strip.

According to the minister, 35 patients are still in intensive care units.

Sunday's tally brings the overall count to 65,802 confirmed cases, including 561 deaths, and 58,143 recoveries.

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