RAMALLAH, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Sunday declared 17 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Palestinian territories to 234.
The new cases were from the city of Bethlehem and the city of Beitunia in the Ramallah district, Palestinian government spokesman Ibrahim Milhem said.
He noted that the six cases in Beitunia include a 35-year-old woman and her five children ranging in age between 3 and 18 years. They contracted the novel coronavirus through their father, who is a worker in Israel.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Beitunia alone reached 13. As a result, Governor of Ramallah district Laila Ghannam declared a total lockdown on the city.
In total, 23 Palestinian coronavirus patients have shown full recovery, including six in the Gaza Strip.