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Active coronavirus cases surge back over 9,000

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25.11.2020

The number of active coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 9,064, a level not seen in nearly three weeks, according to Health Ministry figures released Wednesday.

The milestone is the latest indication that the spread of the virus may be re-accelerating, even as the government pushes ahead with reopening the country after its second lockdown.

There were 832 new cases diagnosed on Tuesday — 1.4 percent of the 59,488 test results returned.

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Of those sick with the virus, 268 are in serious condition, of whom 116 are considered critical, according to the ministry. There are 120 people on ventilators.

Among the remaining patients, 64 are in moderate condition, and the rest have light or no symptoms.

The death toll rose to 2,822.

Since the start of the outbreak 331,179 Israelis have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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