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The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has topped 11,800, with 117 deaths, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, one person died and 282 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 11,868, including 181 who are in critical condition.

As many as 9,459 tests were administered during the said period.

Meanwhile, at least 2,000 patients have recovered from the virus so far.

The government has taken a number of steps to stem the spread of the virus, including closing all educational institutions and banning gatherings of more than 10 in

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