The number of coronavirus cases in Israel rose Wednesday morning to 5,591, the Health Ministry announced.
760 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, the largest single-day jump seen yet since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
97 patients are listed in serious condition and 76 are on ventilators.
The death toll was up to 21, after a 98-year-old woman who had been hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva passed away overnight. The hospital said the woman had “complicated and severe” pre-existing conditions.