PA records three new COVID-19 deaths

A total of 5,829 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the PA territories since the outbreak began.

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The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday recorded three new COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 27 since March 5, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The PA “health ministry” said in an emailed press statement that the three victims included a woman and two elderly men.

It also reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 5,829 in the PA territories.

The new cases are from the cities of Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, Shechem (Nablus), Jericho, Jordan Valley and eastern Jerusalem, it said.

The PA announced earlier this week that it was prolonging a lockdown in Judea and Samaria for five days following a spike in coronavirus infections.

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".

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week renewed the state of emergency for another 30 days in Palestinian territories.