Israel's COVID-19 active cases reach 6,363, highest since May 2

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-29 04:56:45|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The number of coronavirus active cases in Israel has risen to 6,363, the highest since May 2, the state's Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

The ministry also reported 334 new cases, bringing the total to 23,755.

The number of death cases has risen from 317 to 318, while the number of patients in serious condition has dropped from 41 to 39.

In addition, the number of recoveries increased to 17,074, with 72 new recoveries.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said in a press briefing that the country is currently at the beginning of a second coronavirus wave.

He added that the ministry had recommended the Corona Cabinet to impose restrictions on gatherings, including wedding ceremonies and synagogue prayers.

It will also be considered to hold university exams remotely, without attending the campuses, to prevent mass infection of students, lecturers and their family members. Enditem