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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report 44: occupied Palestinian territory, issued 17 September 2020, information for period: 5 March - 17 September 2020

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  • COVID-19 cases in the oPt so far this month rose by 30% in the oPt and 83% in the Gaza Strip

  • WHO continued to deliver critical medical equipment to support the response in the Gaza Strip

Have you ever heard of a triage kit?

This week WHO delivered five of them to be used at Gaza’s five main hospitals. They are an essential part of the emergency response and support frontline health workers in chaotic situations to:

  • organize and keep order
  • prioritize the needs of survivors
  • get to work administering life-saving aid and
  • maintain infection prevention and control.

The kits will support 5,000 patients and 500 health workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. WHO also delivered some 5,000 overalls to local health authorities in the Gaza Strip. Thanks to EU Humanitarian Aid for supporting this delivery.