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Israel reports 98 new COVID-19 cases

02 Jun 2020, 06:18 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 98 new coronavirus patients on Monday, bringing the total to 17,169.

According to the ministry, the number of death cases remained 285, while the number of patients in serious condition has dropped from 33 to 32, out of 105 patients currently hospitalized.

The number of patients currently hospitalized is the lowest since March 12, while the number of patients in serious condition is the lowest since March 23.

The number of recoveries rose to 14,878, with 86 new recoveries, while the number of active cases rose to 2,006.

Meanwhile, Israel's Channel 12 TV news reported Monday evening that a maintenance worker at the Prime Minister's Office was tested positive for coronavirus.

As a result, an epidemiological investigation has been started, after which it will be decided whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will undergo home quarantine, for the third time since the pandemic outbreak.

According to the report, Israeli Minister of Education Yoav Galant may also enter quarantine after meeting with Netanyahu on Saturday evening.

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