Israel confirmed Wednesday it registered 1,819 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 14 fatalities. 

Health officials said the number of cases rose to 87,173, including 633 deaths and 61,577 recoveries since the virus was first detected Feb. 21.

Since appearing in China last December, the virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

More than 20.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed worldwide, with nearly 755,000 deaths and greater than 12.6 million recoveries.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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