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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 new coronavirus diagnosed in Israel jumped Monday night by 20 percent, skyrocketing from 255 to 298.

Just 36 hours earlier, there were 200 confirmed cases of the virus in the Jewish State.