Global coronavirus infections top 15 million – Israel sees record daily rise: 1,977 new cases

Coronavirus has now infected over 15 million people and killed over 616,000. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries.

The number of cases is now growing at an alarming rate.

It took more than three months for infections to cross 1 million since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019 and the virus from Wuhan infected the globe. The latest 1 million infections were clocked in just about 5 days.

The top five countries with the highest number of infections are US, Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.

Israel hit another coronavirus peak today with 1,977 people tested positive for the virus, the highest number in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

Three Israelis have succumbed overnight to complications from coronavirus, bringing Israel’s virus-fatalities to 430.

The number of active coronavirus patients also stands at a record-high 31,313, among them, 259 patients in serious condition and 82 patients are on ventilators.

Israel’s Health Ministry issued new regulations, effectively reducing the time coronavirus patients have to remain in quarantine. According to the new order, patients will now be considered recovered after three consecutive days without symptoms and at least 10 days since they tested positive or began showing symptoms.