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.
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.
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.
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.
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.