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COVID cases in IDF double in just three days

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli soldiers wearing protective face masks walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on June 23, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers wearing protective face masks walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on June 23, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Israel Defense Forces soldiers, officers and civilian employees has nearly doubled in three days, from 1,778 on Thursday to 3,160 today, the military says.

The IDF says that all have mild symptoms.

Another 3,598 service members are in quarantine as of Thursday, the military adds.

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