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Further improvement has been reported in the condition of the 11-year-old Elad girl who contracted coronavirus and was hospitalized in serious condition at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Today she tested negative for the virus and has returned to partial consciousness after being weaned off a ventilator and resuming breathing on her own. However, her condition is still defined as critical.

11-year-old Hadas was staying with her family in the Kinar coronavirus hotel, and was hospitalized last Friday with severe symptoms. The girl's condition deteriorated Sunday night and she was transferred from Poriya Hospital in Tiberias to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

The coronavirus death toll in Israel has risen to 208, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday morning.

The total number of reported cases of coronavirus in Israel now stands at 15,589, which included 7,375 people who have made a recovery.

Of the ongoing cases, 117 are serious, including 94 patients currently relying on breathing apparatus.