Israel reports 214 new COVID-19 cases, 18,569 in total

An Israeli woman wearing mask is seen in the Israeli city of Bat Yam near Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem, (Asian independent) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel surpassed 200, for the first time since April 25, according to the Ministry of Health.

It said on Thursday that 214 new patients were added, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18,569, Xinhua news agency reported.

The death toll from the virus increased from 299 to 300, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 31 to 34, out of 120 patients currently hospitalised.

The number of recoveries rose to 15,250, with 63 new recoveries, while the number of active cases reached 3,019, the highest since May 18.

Earlier on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that if the increase in infections continues, restrictions that were lifted would have to be reimposed.

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