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Over 10,000 new COVID cases diagnosed Tuesday, for 2nd day in row

The Health Ministry says over 10,000 new COVID cases were diagnosed Tuesday, for the second consecutive day.

In its updated figures, the ministry says 10,384 cases were detected yesterday, and another 7,386 since midnight.

The death toll leaps by 56 deaths since the ministry last updated the figures on Tuesday morning, reaching 7,086.

According to the ministry, serious cases are down, standing at 675. The testing positivity rate of 6.74% is also slightly lower than the past few days.

The Health Ministry says over 2.3 million Israelis have received the third COVID vaccine dose — and nearly 6 million have been given at least one shot.

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