Some 56,901 cases of coronavirus are currently active across the country

Israel Health Ministry figures published on Thursday show that 6,808 new coronavirus cases were detected in the last 24, bringing the total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic to 206,332. 

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The data also showed that at least 1,335 people have died in Israel from COVID-19 since March. 

Some 56,901 coronavirus cases are currently active across the country, among which 667 patients are in serious condition and 164 people have been placed on artificial respirators.

The Health Ministry also said it had carried out 54,364 screening tests on Wednesday. Read more at i24