Rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip threaten to overwhelm the Palestinian territory’s healthcare system within days, experts warn.
Of Gaza’s 100 ventilators, 79 are already taken up by Covid-19 patients, said Abdelraouf Elmanama, of the enclave’s pandemic task force.
Densely populated Gaza, with two million residents and high levels of poverty, is vulnerable to contagion.
On Sunday the health ministry reported 684 new cases and three more deaths.
It has recorded more than 14,000 coronavirus cases and 65 deaths in total.
“In 10 days the health system will become unable to absorb such a hike in cases and there might be cases that will