The number of coronavirus cases in Israel passed 15,000 and the death toll moved close to 200 on Saturday.

The country’s Health Ministry said the death toll rose to 198 after four more COVID-19 patients died over the past 24 hours.

It said 345 new cases raised the overall count to 15,148, with about 130 patients in critical condition.

The number of patients who have recovered in Israel is 6,159, according to the ministry.

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

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