JERUSALEM

Israeli health officials reported a second death due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

An Israeli woman died from the virus at the Wolfson Medical Center in the city of Holon, the hospital reported.

The 67-year-old suffered from “a serious preexisting medical condition,” it said.

Israel’s coronavirus infections rose to 1,656 on Tuesday after 214 new cases were detected, according to the Health Ministry.

A statement by the ministry said 31 patients were in critical condition, while 49 have recovered from the virus.

Israel confirmed its first death from the disease on Friday.

The country has taken several measures

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