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A man wearing a protective face mask while walking down Tel Aviv's Levinsky Market
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A man wearing a protective face mask while walking down Tel Aviv's Levinsky Market

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 222, confirmed cases at 15,946

Total recoveries continue to outstrip active infections for the second day in a row, with at least 8,561 recovering from the virus; serious illness is also on the decline

Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.30.20, 20:43
Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 222 Israelis, the Health Ministry reported Thursday evening.
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  • The number of people who have recovered from the virulent strain continues to outstrip the number of active infections for the second day in a row, the ministry said.
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    A man wearing a protective face mask while walking down Tel Aviv's Levinsky Market
    (Photo: Ido Erez)
    Among Israel's 15,946 confirmed cases, 8,561 have now been found free of the disease, leaving less than half - a total of 7,163 - who are still battling the virus.
    The number of patients receiving respiratory assistance has dropped to 82 in the past 24 hours, the ministry said, and the number of patients in serious condition dropped to 105.
    Another 79 people are in moderate condition and 6,979 show minor symptoms.
    There are currently 329 people being treated in hospitals across the country, while 4,200 are being treated at home and 1,759 people are recovering in specially designated hotels.
    The Cabinet on Thursday approved a renewed lockdown on several Jerusalem neighborhoods, including the southern Bedouin village of Hura, set to come into effect at 11pm.
    Among the areas in the capital slatted for further closures is the neighborhood of Romema and the ultra-Orthodox quarters of Kiryat Sanz and Kiryat Belz.
    Officials also approved a five-day lockdown on neighborhoods 9 and 10 in the Bedouin town Hura after coronavirus cases spiked within the community in recent weeks.
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