5 deaths and 1,598 new cases of corona in Gaza

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced today, Tuesday, that 5 deaths were recorded, and 1,598 new infections with the Corona virus, in the last 24 hours.

In its daily report, the ministry indicated that it had conducted 5,633 laboratory tests.

She stated that 700 new cases of recovery were recorded from those infected with the virus.

The total number of injured in the sector reached 139,692, including 17,646 active cases, 120,865 recoveries, and 1181 deaths.

The ministry indicated that the total number of cases requiring medical care in the hospital is 310, and the total number of serious and critical cases is 169.

The total doses that reached the Gaza Strip reached 579,570 doses, while 339,868 people received the vaccine.

Salama Maarouf, head of the government media office, said that he expects during the next two weeks that there will be a clear increase in the number of people infected with the Corona virus, especially serious and critical cases.

In an interview with the local Sawt Al-Watan radio station in Gaza, Maarouf said that work is currently being done in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health to strengthen the previously announced measures in terms of increasing the vaccination rate to raise community immunity, and follow up on adherence to protocols and means of safety and health prevention.

Maarouf said that “closure and general precautionary measures are not an option at this stage, but they remain possible options according to the developments of the epidemiological situation, and according to what the Ministry of Health recommends, and what is important now is to strengthen the society’s immunity in the face of the current wave.”

He pointed out that there is extensive field follow-up by the Corona Investigations to the work of facilities and facilities and the extent to which they adhere to safety procedures and health protocols, the receipt of vaccines by service providers, and follow-up to adhere to the directives of wedding halls and mourning homes.

Maarouf stressed the need to enhance the state of adherence to safety and prevention measures among citizens, the most important of which is the medical mask, which has declined significantly in the past period.


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