Sat, 28 May 2022

JERUSALEM, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He is the seventh Israeli minister infected with the virus after ministers of defense, finance, foreign affairs, public security, culture and sports, and construction and housing.

Meanwhile, Israel's health ministry reported 67,723 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,643,026.

The death toll from the virus in the country rose to 8,541 with 22 new fatalities. The number of patients in serious condition rose from 888 to 931, while the tally of active cases decreased to 480,501.

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