JERUSALEM, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the minister said on her Twitter account late on Saturday.
"I was diagnosed as positive for coronavirus. I feel good and hope to recover quickly. I wish all Israeli patients complete healing," the minister said.
Gamliel is the fourth Israeli minister who has tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in late February. The other three ministers have recovered.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Israel has reached 264,857 on Sunday, with 70,172 active cases.