A man is wheeled out of Lenox Hill hospital in Manhattan as a woman, foreground, is wheeled into the emergency room on Friday. Photograph: Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock
95 Palestinian refugees succumbed to the novel coronavirus abroad, reported the Palestinian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry.
The ministry said in a statement that there are over 1,600 confirmed coronavirus cases, 95 deaths and over 780 recovery cases among Palestinians in the diaspora.
According to the Ministry’s database, Jamal Mohammad Khairallah, 64, a pediatrician who lived in Russia, and Yousef Mansour Mikki, 80, who lived in Saudi Arabia, have died of coronavirus this week.
A few days earlier, the Ministry said a number of 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 last week, the second death reported among Palestinians in the country.
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.
Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 346,949 people worldwide. The number of infections has hit 5,517,014.