Israel on Tuesday confirmed another 2,001 cases infected with the novel coronavirus.

According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases in the country rose to 64,649, including 480 deaths, since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21.

A total of 32,117 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 654,100 people worldwide, with more than 16.5 million confirmed cases, according to figures compiled by the US’ based Johns Hopkins University.

The number of recoveries from the pandemic across the globe has topped 9.57 million.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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