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Day into 2nd lockdown, Israel records 30 new virus deaths in 24 hours

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Israel recorded 30 new deaths in 24 hours as the country’s coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,226 on Saturday, just a day into a second national lockdown.

The country’s total coronavirus tally stood at 183,602, of which 49,927 were active cases as of Saturday. The previous day’s new case count stood at 5,299, continuing the trend of over 5,000 new cases per day over the past week.

Patients included 604 in serious condition, 165 of whom were on ventilators, and 256 in moderate condition. The rest of the virus carriers were in light condition or asymptomatic.

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Of the 53,993 tests analyzed on Friday, 9.8 percent came back positive, according to Health Ministry figures.

Israel imposed a new national coronavirus lockdown starting on Friday, the country’s second this year, marking the first time in the world a developed country has imposed a repeat closure to curb the........

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