Palestine registers 382 new COVID-19 cases

Palestine on Saturday said that 382 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, which raises its total number of registered cases to 12,809.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said four citizens died of the virus, bringing the total deaths since March 5 to 77.

Meanwhile, the ministry noted that recovered cases reached 3,741, leaving 8,991 active cases under medical observation.

Overall, 15 patients are currently in intensive care units, including three who are connected to respirators.

Kamal al-Shakhra, Palestinian Health Ministry spokesperson, told reporters that the rate of contracting the disease is expected to slow down in the coming days, after a spike prior to the latest movement restrictions and weekend lockdown.

The Palestinian government urged citizens to commit to public health measures, avoid crowds, respect social distancing rules and limit their movement to avoid a new spike in coronavirus infections.