Jewish State hits highest number of patients in serious condition since pandemic outbreak

Israel registered 5,328 coronavirus cases over the course of 24 hours on Thursday, new data released by the Health Ministry showed on Friday morning.

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The number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition rose to 577, the highest figure since the outbreak of the pandemic in March. Out of the 577, there are currently 153 individuals on artificial respirators -- the highest figure to date as well.

As of Friday morning, Israel’s death toll stood at 1,169, and the infection count hit 176,933 -- adding 481 new cases since midnight. Read more at i24