Coronavirus infection numbers continue to slide, but serious cases and deaths jump

Over 67,000 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Wednesday, the Health Ministry says, continuing a downward trend after hitting a high of over 85,000 on Sunday.

Another 25,203 cases have been diagnosed since the start of Thursday.

The ministry dashboard reports that the number of patients hospitalized in serious condition is up to 931. However, Health Ministry director Nachman Ash says there are now over 950 coronavirus patients in serious condition.

The death toll jumps to 8,541, an increase of 39 since Wednesday morning.

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