Israeli Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning there were 714 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, surpassing daily tallies over the past month, which have been on the rise.
Israeli media cited the ministry as saying that the number of active cases climbed Tuesday to 7,096, adding that of those diagnosed, 46 were in serious condition, 24 of them on ventilators. Another 66 were in moderate condition, with the rest showing mild or no symptoms, the Israeli ministry added.
It also reported another death, bringing the toll since the start of the pandemic to 320. It said 18,624 tests were conducted on Monday as it expands its testing capabilities to reduce the spread.
Earlier on Monday, Israeli “coronavirus cabinet”, a committee of ministers focused on combating the virus, imposed new restrictions on public gatherings in a bid to stem the rising infection rate.
The new restrictions must be approved by the Knesset House Committee, which is expected to vote on them in the next day or two, according to Times of Israel.
Source: Israeli media