Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has crossed 50,000, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health.
According to the data released on Sunday, the total number of cases has reached 50,035, with 670 new cases since Saturday night, Xinhua reported.
The death toll rose to 409 with eight new deaths, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 217 to 254, out of 671 patients currently hospitalized.
The number of recovered cases reached 21,589, with 241 new recoveries.
Earlier on Sunday, Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office said it will convene a discussion in the coming week on formulating practical steps to implement the government policy of procuring locally-made products.
This follows a directive from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to government ministries to act with all tools they have to encourage the Israeli economy, including the preference for Israeli products in government procurement.