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New coronavirus infections in Israel top 1,000 for third straight day

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The Health Ministry on Saturday evening said 1,027 new coronavirus cases were confirmed the previous day — in a further sign that the spread of the virus in Israel was accelerating.

It was the third straight day that new daily infections topped 1,000, after remaining below that milestone for over a month.

With another 315 cases recorded as of Saturday afternoon, the number of infections since the pandemic began stood at 334,626, of which 9,924 were active cases.

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The death toll rose by six to 2,845.

According to the ministry, there were 276 people in serious condition, with 107 on ventilators. Another 75 people were in moderate condition and the rest had mild or no symptoms.

Of the 47,402 tests performed Friday, 2.2 percent came back positive. So far on Saturday, 8,938 tests were conducted, 3.5% of which were positive.

Top health officials have warned of rising morbidity, even as the government pushes on with rolling back lockdown restrictions. Health care workers take virus test samples at a testing site near Eilat, on November 19, 2020. (Flash90)

Also Saturday, 10 employees at the Isrotel Dead Sea hotel were confirmed to have the coronavirus.

The Health Ministry said the 10 kitchen and service workers were........

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