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Coronavirus death toll in Israel passes 2,000

The number of fatalities from COVID-19 passes the 2,000 mark, with 16 further deaths since midnight, bringing the national toll to 2,016.

According to the Health Ministry, there have been 293,553 infections since the pandemic began, including 1,915 confirmed so far today.

Of the 52,892 active cases, there are 827 people in serious condition, with 227 on ventilators. Another 287 are in moderate condition and the rest have mild or no symptoms.

The ministry says 29,507 tests have been performed today, with 6.5 percent coming back positive.

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