Wed, 12 Aug 2020

JERUSALEM, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,728 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total cases to 42,360.

This is the second highest daily rise since the pandemic outbreak in the country in late February, which came 24 hours after the previous record of 1,962 daily cases was registered.

The death toll increased from 365 to 371, while the number of patients in serious condition remained unchanged at 183, out of 529 patients currently hospitalized.

The number of recoveries rose to 19,665, with 270 new recoveries, while the number of active cases reached 22,324.

Earlier on Tuesday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting on the necessary steps to curb the increase in morbidity and strengthen the economic and health resilience.

The meeting was attended by senior ministers, doctors and economists, as well as the head of National Security Council, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.

The formulation of a long-term strategy was also discussed. But no decision was made on tightening the measures to contain the resurgence of the pandemic in Israel.

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