The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry Wednesday evening announced the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths among Palestinians in the diaspora has risen to 1,022 and 44 respectively.
The ministry said in a statement that there were 1,022 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among Palestinians in the diaspora, including 621 cases in the US.
Providing more details, the ministry said that 11 Palestinians in the US tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising the total confirmed cases among Palestinian expatriates in that country to 621.
In Norway, the ministry noted, there were no new cases among Palestinians in this country, leaving the total confirmed cases at 11, including eight cases who have recovered. The condition of the remaining three cases is good and stable.
In Saudi Arabia, the ministry confirmed that a Palestinian died as a result of the deadly virus. He was identified as Ayman Ashour Mashharawi, 44.
In Belgium, the ministry confirmed that a new Palestinian tested positive for the fatal virus, raising the total confirmed cases among Palestinians in this country to 80.
In Russia, the ministry noted that the cases of two Palestinians who contracted the virus have recovered, while a third one whose situation was stable was recovering.
In Qatar, the ministry pointed out that the total confirmed coronavirus cases among Palestinians in this country was 41, including a critical case that remains in the intensive care unit.
According to the ministry’s statement, new seven Palestinians in Spain have contracted the virus.