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Israel detects 2nd highest daily rise in C0vid-19 cases Wednesday

This brings the total coronavirus cases to 33,557, of which 14,875 are active cases

Thursday July 9, 2020 8:46 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Israel Coronavirus

Jerusalem: Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,335 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the second highest daily rise since the pandemic outbreak in the country in late February.

This brings the total coronavirus cases to 33,557, of which 14,875 are active cases.

The number of death cases rose from 344 to 346, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 86 to 113, out of 405 patients currently hospitalized, Xinhua reported.

Israel Covid-19 recovery rate

The number of recoveries rose to 18,338, with 111 new recoveries.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a consultation with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat, at which they discussed morbidity data at various centres ahead of declaring restricted zones.

Also, the Israeli Ministry of Transport announced that buses would operate at 50-percent passenger capacity, as agreed with the Health Ministry. A previous decision to ban the operation of bus air conditioners was cancelled.

Meanwhile, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 12 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 548,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 12,009,301, while the fatalities rose to 548,822, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

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