840 new cases of coronavirus in Israel

The number of active cases stands at 16,739, including 130 in serious condition.

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The Health Ministry reported on Friday evening that 840 Israelis had tested positive for coronavirus since midnight.

The number of active cases of coronavirus currently stands at 16,739. Among those, 130 in serious condition and 42 are on ventilators.

Two deaths were recorded since midnight, bringing the country’s death toll from the virus to 351.

Earlier on Friday, the government imposed lockdowns on nearly a dozen neighborhoods in five different cities across the country.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday, police sealed off neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Lod, Ramla, and Kiryat Malachi.

The closures, which severely limit movement into and out of the affected neighborhoods, is set to last one week, ending next Friday at 8:00 a.m. Business operation will also be severely limited in the affected areas.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)