Palestine confirmed seven more deaths and 1,000 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours — the highest single-day jump since the outbreak began.

The virus claimed six lives in occupied West Bank, and one in Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Thursday, the Health Ministry said the death toll in the country rose to 224, while the total infections reached 37,214 including 25,483 recoveries.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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