Israel’s Health Ministry reported Monday night that 10 more people have died since midnight, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 in the country to 612.
In addition, 1,085 new virus cases were detected, raising the number to 84,381 since the start of the pandemic.
As of Monday night, 16,954 virus tests were carried out, and of the total tests 6.6 percent had a positive result.
Of the 24,780 people battling the virus, 388 are in serious condition and receiving treatment in hospitals, including 112 people on respirators.
According to the National Coronavirus Awareness and Information Center, the main COVID-19 hotspots across the country are the predominantly ultra-Orthodox communities of Bnei Brak and Modi’in-Illit, the Kfar HaOranim settlement in the West Bank, and the Arab communities of Kafr Bara and Ilut.
Earlier Monday, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health informed lawmakers that due to Israel’s lack of control over the spread of the coronavirus, only four other nations are willing to welcome Israeli citizens, always who undergo the COVID-19 test upon entry to the respective country. Those countries are Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Rwanda.