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Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.

Israel’s Health Ministry said 2,104 new cases of the SARS-2-CoV novel coronavirus were diagnosed Tuesday in the country; a new record in daily positive results. Since midnight Tuesday night into Wednesday, another 1,207 cases were diagnosed, according to the Health Ministry, after 26,195 tests were performed during the day on Tuesday.

Five Israelis were killed by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 491. A total of 67,734 Israelis have become infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

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At present, 34,521 Israelis are actively engaged in fighting the illness, with 328 people listed as seriously ill, including 99 patients who require ventilator support, and another 148 Israelis who are in fair, or “moderate” condition.

Also among those who are ill are 473 IDF soldiers and IDF contractors; according to a report published by The Jerusalem Post, all are reported to be “asymptomatic or experiencing light symptoms.”

At least 32,722 Israelis have recovered from the virus up to this point.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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