JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 217,899, with 5,784 new cases, the state’s Ministry of Health said on Friday.
The number of death cases rose to 1,412, with 34 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 685 to 708, out of 1,386 patients currently hospitalized.
The number of recoveries rose to 153,574, with 4,761 new recoveries, while active cases currently stand at 62,913.
Earlier on Friday, tightening of the ongoing three-week anti-coronavirus lockdown took effect in Israel.
Under the new lockdown, all markets and businesses were shut down except for factories and services defined as “essentials”.
Residents are required to stay within a 1,000-meter radius of their homes, except for special cases such as receiving medical care or an emergency.
The tightened lockdown will last at least until Oct. 10. Enditem