From Times of Israel: The Health Ministry said Tuesday morning that 1,372 new coronavirus cases were recorded during the previous day, the highest tally in over four months, as the government confirmed it planned to soon require all arrivals to Israel to enter quarantine.

The ministry said an additional 270 cases were found on Tuesday by 8 a.m.

Of the 83,509 tests performed Monday, 1.86 percent came back positive — a rate slightly higher than in recent days.

There were 62 patients in serious condition, with that figure — which reached an all-time low of 19 last month — increasing much more slowly than the total number of active cases.

There are 7,924 active virus cases in the country, Health Ministry data showed. A month ago that figure was around 200.

The death toll stood at 6,451, adding one new fatality, according to the ministry.

The rise in cases came amid plans to impose a mandatory quarantine on all incoming travelers, including the vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz on Tuesday confirmed that plan and said all returnees will soon be required to self-isolate upon arrival, adding that there were no plans to close the airport entirely. CLICK on here to read more.

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