A nearly 60 per cent increase in active cases in Gaza; significant decline in the West Bank. About 250,000 Palestinians have been vaccinated, (excluding East Jerusalem), with 170,000 receiving both doses. Health partners are requesting an additional $36 million to respond to increased COVID-19 needs.
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.
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.
Unprecedented surge in COVID-19; active cases double in the oPt, triple in Gaza. Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases surpasses 100,000, with some 80,000 recoveries. Another 178 people die, including 62 in Gaza.
Active COVID-19 cases continue to rise; 103 more people die. Gaza accounts for 39 per cent of active cases and recorded another 19 fatalities. 121,000 Palestinians lost their jobs in the second quarter of 2020, according to the World Bank.
After weeks of declining, active COVID-19 cases rise slightly; 81 more people die. Over 2,400 more cases of community transmission, and another nine fatalities reported in Gaza. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the oPt is 49 per cent funded.