An Israeli medical staff member works in the coronavirus department at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv on July 29, 2020. The total number of coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 68,299, with 2,006 new cases on Wednesday, the state’s Ministry of Health said. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)
JERUSALEM, July 29 (Xinhua) — The total number of coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 68,299, with 2,006 new cases on Wednesday, the state’s Ministry of Health said.
The number of death cases rose to 491, with five new deaths, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 314 to 328, out of 747 patients currently hospitalized.
The total number of recoveries reached 32,746, with 564 new recoveries, while the number of active cases reached 35,062.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli parliament approved a plan to send every citizen cash grant to support financial difficulties amid the coronavirus crisis.
Under the plan, all Israelis over 18 will receive a single payment of 750 new shekels (about 220 U.S. dollars), with additional amounts for families with children.
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