JERUSALEM 

Israel on Wednesday confirmed another 2,093 infections from the novel coronavirus.

According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases in the country rose to 66,805, including 490 deaths, since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21.

A total of 32,097 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, the ministry said.

Anger has been rising in Israel over the government’s performance to mitigate the virus spread.

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil, India, and Russia are currently the countries hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed over 660,300 people worldwide, with more than 16.73 million confirmed cases, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 9.75 million people have recovered from the disease.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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