Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
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  Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 300

Health officials confirm another person has died in the past 24 hours, with the number of patients in serious condition rising to 29; since the start of the outbreak in Israel, 18,461 tested positive for COVID-19, with 15,214 having already recovered

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Published: 06.11.20 , 10:37
Nearly three months since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Israel, the number of deaths from the disease has reached 300, health officials confirmed on Thursday morning.
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  • Israel over the past few weeks has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 as more and more businesses reopen. Over the past few days, the number of daily infections has consistently surpassed 100, steadily increasing every 24 hours.
      Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon    Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
    Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
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    The National Security Council said 22 new diagnoses have been recorded since midnight on Tuesday, bringing the total number of active patients in Israel to 2,947.
    The number of patients in serious condition also increased and now stands at 29, with 24 people needing ventilator support.
     A batch of coronavirus tests at Ashkelon hospital  A batch of coronavirus tests at Ashkelon hospital
    A batch of coronavirus tests at Ashkelon hospital
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    Since midnight Thursday, 23 people were confirmed to have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,214.
    Health officials said that on Wednesday they conducted at least 12,716 coronavirus tests across the country, a slight drop from the number of tests in recent days.
     Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon  Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
    Coronavirus testing lab in Ashkelon
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    In the month of June so far, 1,357 tested positive for coronavirus out of 133,000 tests that were conducted, meaning 1% of tests came back positive. Since the start of the epidemic in the country, 18,461 people tested positive for COVID-19.
    The Education Ministry said that since Wednesday evening, nine schoolchildren and staff members tested positive for the pathogen, with 27 being ordered to enter quarantine.
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