Palestinian authorities report first coronavirus death

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The first coronavirus death was reported in the Palestinian territories, the total number of infected rose to 64, a government spokesman, Ibrahim Melham, said in a press statement on Thursday evening.

“One woman died in the outskirts of Jerusalem , and two more new cases of coronavirus infection were noted in the Palestinian territories. The total number of infected has grown to 64 people, including two cases registered in the Gaza Strip,” Melham said.

The deceased 60-year-old woman also suffered from other chronic diseases. Earlier Thursday, Melham reported that 16 patients had already recovered from COVID-19.


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