An Israeli medical worker wearing protective gear works in the coronavirus ward in the Galilee Medical Center in northern Israeli city of Nahariya on Oct. 1, 2020. Israel's Ministry of Health reported 7,996 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 253,490. (JINI/Handout via Xinhua)
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 7,996 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 253,490.
The number of death cases rose to 1,622, with 53 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 834 to 821, out of 1,529 patients currently hospitalized.
The number of recoveries reached 179,468, with 4,962 new ones, while active cases currently stand at 72,399.
Earlier on Thursday, Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 ward for children, the first in the country.
For every child treated in the ward, a personalized program will be created by the hospital. Enditem