The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry Wednesday evening announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths among Palestinians in the diaspora has risen to 1,445 and 77 respectively.
The ministry said in a statement that there were 1,445 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, 77 fatalities and 649 recovery cases among Palestinians in the diaspora.
Providing more details, the ministry said that three more Palestinians tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the US states of California, Chicago and Michigan, raising the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Palestinians in this country to 741.
It added that 28 Palestinian COVID-19 patients have recovered in Los Angeles and California states, raising the total number of recovered cases to 273, while the total deaths among Palestinians in this country stood at 48.
In Qatar, the number of COVID-19 Palestinian patients increased from 80 to 118, including 93 active cases and 25 others who recovered.
In the United Arab Emirates, 21 Palestinians were confirmed to have contracted the virus in this country, raising the total confirmed cases among the Palestinian community to 44.
Besides, two Palestinians, a woman and a man, each aged 52, died due to the virus, raising the total number of COVID-19 fatalities among the Palestinian community in this country to eight.