Israel reports 8,691 new Covid-19 cases

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Petah Tikva, Oct. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli medical worker shows a collected sample for COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing site in central Israel city of Petah Tikva on Oct. 13, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Israel surged to 296,652 on Tuesday after the addition of 2,621 new cases, Israel's Ministry of Health said. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua/IANS)

Israel’s Ministry of Health has reported 8,691 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 1,242,262.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel rose by 26 to 7,567, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 714 to 710, the ministry stated on Tuesday.

The total recoveries from the virus climbed to 1,159,738 after 12,160 newly recovered cases were recorded, while active cases decreased to 74,957, Xinhua news agency reported.

The number of people who have received the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Israel surpassed 6.07 million, or 64.6 per cent of its total population, while over 5.59 million have taken two doses and over 3.1 million have got three jabs, according to the ministry.

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