Coronavirus has killed 29 people in Israel amid 6,211 cases so far, health officials said on Thursday.

The Health Ministry said three more deaths were confirmed early Thursday, the Israeli Broadcast Authority reported.

The ministry added that 119 new infections were recorded.

After surfacing in Wuhan, China last December, coronavirus has spread to 180 countries and regions. The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 47,000, with more than 937,000 cases confirmed worldwide, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. Over 194,000 have recovered from infections so far.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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