Number of new coronavirus cases tops 1000

Seventy coronavirus patients in serious condition as number of new cases tops 1,000 for first time.

Tags: Coronavirus
Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Israel's Health Ministry has reported that on Thursday, 1,107 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed.

The number of active cases now stands at 9,618. Of those, 70 are hospitalized in serious condition, and 27 are on ventilators.

A total 325 people have died of coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak.

On Thursday, the Israeli government approved a measure restricting gatherings in event halls, balls, clubs, and synagogues to 50 people. In all other places, the number of people present has been capped at 20.

In explaining the decision, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: "The data leaves us no choice. A policy of restriction is needed to flatten the curve, The easiest thing would be to leave matters as they are - everything is open, everyone is satisfied, but that is how things got out of control so quickly."