JERUSALEM

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel now tops 9,400 and the death toll stands at 71, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said six people died and 156 more tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 9,404.

It said 147 of the patients are in critical condition, while 801 have recovered so far.

Israel late Tuesday imposed a lockdown through Friday to mark the Jewish Passover holiday.

Israel has taken several measures to stem the virus’ spread, including closing all educational institutions and banning gatherings of more than 10 people in open or closed

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