Mon, 26 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The total number of coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 227,100, with 9,201 new cases, the state's Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

The number of death cases rose to 1,441, with 29 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 708 to 728, out of 1,436 patients currently hospitalized.

The number of recoveries increased to 157,537, with 3,963 new recoveries, while active cases currently stand at 68,122.

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-m radius of their homes, except for special cases such as receiving medical care or an emergency.

The tightened lockdown will last until at least Oct. 10.

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