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Health worker at Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center
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Coronavirus ward at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem

Health Ministry confirms 4,685 new cases of coronavirus

National rate of positive COVID-19 tests stabilizes drops to 10%; 13 Israelis succumb to complications of COVID-19, raising the pandemic's death toll to 1,818 fatalities

Saar Hass |
Published: 10.07.20 , 20:59
The Health Ministry confirmed Wednesday evening 4,685 new cases of coronavirus, 2,552 of them diagnosed since midnight.
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  • Health authorities conducted 47,007 coronavirus tests on Tuesday, meaning 10% of all tests came back positive.
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    Coronavirus ward at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem
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    Since the onset of the pandemic in Israel, 1,818 patients passed away due to complications of COVID-19, 13 of them since midnight.
    There are currently 62,487 active coronavirus carriers in Israel and 1,588 COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment across the country's hospitals, with 867 of them in serious condition and 241 patients receiving respiratory assistance from ventilators.
    Jerusalem has the most active cases of coronavirus with 7,270 patients currently battling the virus. The capital is then followed Bnei Brak which has listed 5,699 active coronavirus patients, Modi'in Illit with 2,640, Ashdod with 2,040, Tel Aviv-Jaffa with 1,787, Petah Tikva with 1,648, Netanya with 1,485, Beit Shemesh with 1,328, Be'er Sheva 1,320 and Rishon Lezion with 1,223 active COVID-19 patients.
    The government late Tuesday approved the extension of the emergency measures imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, until October 13.
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    Health worker at Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center
    (Photo: Ifat Haddad)
    The measures include restricting demonstrations to no further than one kilometer from home and in groups of no more than 20 people in any one location.
    They also include the closure of houses of worship with prayers permitted only outdoors.
    The measures came into effect at the end of September.
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