Sat, 15 Aug 2020

JERUSALEM, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of coronavirus cases in Israel rose to 36,266 on Friday, with 1,441 new daily cases, the state's Ministry of Health said.

This is the second highest daily figure since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel in late February.

The number of death cases increased from 348 to 351, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 122 to 130, out of 465 patients currently hospitalized.

The number of recoveries rose to 18,613, with 161 new recoveries, while the number of active cases reached a record high of 17,302.

Earlier on Friday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz met with representatives of self-employed and business owners in Jerusalem, discussing allegations of insufficient government support during the coronavirus period.

At the meeting, Netanyahu directed the immediate establishment of a forum of roundtables with representatives of the self-employed and business owners in order to resolve the issues that were raised, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office.

Netanyahu determined that the forum would convene again next week in order to update on the progress in resolving the issues.

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