PA reports 472 new cases of coronavirus

The total number of COVID-19 cases in PA-assigned territories is 4,722 with 20 deaths.

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Elad Benari ,


The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Sunday confirmed 472 new cases of coronavirus, raising the total number to 4,722, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Meanwhile, four more deaths from the virus were registered, raising the death toll to 20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, said the PA “health ministry”.

More than half the registered cases in the latest surge of the deadly virus have been found in the district of Hebron.

According to the ministry, the number of the recovered cases is increasing at a slow pace as number of the active cases is 4,037.

Recently, after the easing of a previous coronavirus lockdown in late May, PA “health minister” Mai al-Kaila said the PA had entered a second wave of infections "more dangerous than the first".

Last week, the PA announced a five-day lockdown across areas of Judea and Samaria under its control after a rise in coronavirus infections.

Earlier on Sunday, according to Xinhua, PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas renewed the state of emergency for another 30 days.