Two more troops diagnosed with virus, bringing IDF total to 25

The military says it now has 25 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, following the diagnosis of two more servicemembers over the past day.

The Israel Defense Forces says the two soldiers have not been in their units for the past two weeks, so there is no threat they contaminated their comrades, though a full epidemiological study of their movements is ongoing.

According to the military, 5,579 soldiers and civilian employees of the IDF are currently in quarantine, a decrease from previous days.

Last Friday, 6,908 soldiers were in quarantine, with roughly 1,200 completing their two-week stint and getting released the next day. Yesterday, 5,735 servicemembers were in quarantine, according to IDF figures.

— Judah Ari Gross

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