In March, active cases in the oPt rise by nearly half; active cases in Gaza more than triple. Significant rise in patients in intensive care units and in those requiring mechanical ventilation. The Palestinian authorities vaccinated over 70,000 people by end of March, including 8,000 with both doses.
In February, active cases more than double in the West Bank, decline significantly in Gaza. Public health restrictions ended in Gaza but extended in the West Bank. The Palestinian Ministry of Health launches its vaccination campaign.
Thirty-seven per cent decline in active cases throughout the oPt. Public health restrictions further eased in Gaza. Israel temporarily closes air and land crossings to halt the spread of new COVID-19 variants.
Thirty-four per cent decline in active cases throughout the oPt. Public health restrictions eased slightly in the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinian Authority (PA) secures provision of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Rana, a 14 -year-old girl from Khan Younis, had to spend three weeks in quarantine at home, after being in contact with a relative who tested positive for COVID-19. She spent this period with her father and siblings, while her mother was outside the country. "I was very afraid of what might happen to us and wasn’t able to do my homework or anything else,” said Rana.
Active cases decline in the West Bank, but rise again in the Gaza Strip. Israeli public health measures temporarily limit the entry of international NGO staff. Preparations for a national vaccination plan continue.
302 new COVID-19 fatalities, including highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. Number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) doubles. Another 25,000 cases recorded along with 25,000 recoveries. Preparations for a national vaccination plan underway.
The interactive map visualizes the location and the number of people in quarantine, isolation centres and home quarantine. The map is updated frequently by the OCHA team based on information provided by the Ministry of Social Development in Gaza.