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7,820 new cases of coronavirus as Israel heads into tightened lockdown

A man on Jerusalem's Jaffa Street on January 6, 2021, during the 3rd lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
A man on Jerusalem's Jaffa Street on January 6, 2021, during the 3rd lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Daily new coronavirus cases drop slightly below 8,000 as Israel heads into a tighter lockdown from midnight.

The ministry says 7,820 new cases were confirmed a day earlier, after new cases crossed the 8,000 case threshold for two days in a row.

466,377 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Israel since the start of the pandemic. There are 64,180 active cases including 873 patients in serious condition, 210 of them on a ventilator.

The number of tests conducted on Tuesday, 127,140, is the highest since the pandemic began, with a positive rate of 6.2 percent.

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