Israel’s COVID-19 cases rise to 16,477, death toll hits 252

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 16,477, with 23 new cases registered on Sunday, the state’s Ministry of Health reported.

The death toll rose to 252, with five new death cases reported, the ministry said.

The number of patients in serious condition has dropped from 79 to 74, out of 225 patients currently hospitalized.

Also, the number of recoveries has increased by 54 to a total of 11,430, while the number of active cases decreased to 4,795.

Earlier on Sunday, all professional soccer players in Israel began a two-month home quarantine, as teams’ training resumed.

Thus, players are allowed to leave home only for training and matches.

The Israeli Premier League matches are scheduled to resume on May 30, and the second league games on June 1.