Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 26, 2020. (File photo: AP)
As many as 1,573 Palestinians have contracted COVID-19 abroad and 85 succumbed to the virus, reported the Palestinian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry on Monday.
The ministry said in a statement that there are 1,573 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, 85 deaths and 744 recovery cases among Palestinians in the diaspora.
According to the Ministry’s database, five more Palestinians tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the US, raising the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Palestinians in the country to 767. The death toll stands at 50.
In Denmark, an 80-year-old Palestinian succumbed to the virus, the second death reported among Palestinians in the country.
At the same time, a three-member family tested positive for the virus In Nicaragua, including a patient who was rushed to the intensive care unit. A 72-year-old Palestinian expatriate and his Nicaraguan wife also died of the virus.
In Kuwait, 11 Palestinians tested positive for the virus, raising the total confirmed cases among the Palestinian community to 16, including three cases who are in the in the intensive care unit. Nine Palestinian patients have recovered, while one died of the virus in the Gulf country.
In Qatar, 26 Palestinians contracted the virus, raising the total number of confirmed cases among the Palestinian community in the country to 153, including 47 recovery cases.