It remains bad, 1 in 6 (15%) test positive for the coronavirus in Israel


President Rivlin on a visit to the MDA call center. Photo GPO

Despite the fact that slightly fewer corona tests have been carried out due to Yom Kippur in recent days, things continue to go bad, according to new data from the Ministry of Health. 15% of everyone who is tested appears to be infected with the corona virus, or 1 in 6 inhabitants.

The ministry reported that 4,949 people tested positive for the coronavirus in 34,352 tests conducted on Tuesday.

A total of 1,558 corona patients have been hospitalized, 779 of whom are in critical condition. Of these, 203 patients are connected to respiratory equipment. Among them is a girl under the age of nine and a boy.

Of those connected to the ventilator, 73% are men.

The death toll has risen to 1528.

Since the virus arrived in Israel in February, 239,222 people have been infected with the virus, including 122,340 in September alone, after an average of more than 4,000 new infections were diagnosed every day this month.

In Israel there are now 64,608 active patients and in 16 cities across the country there are more than 1,000 patients. 7188 are residents of Jerusalem, 4052 live in Bnei Brak, 2946 in Ashdod, 2184 in Tel Aviv-Yafo, 1795 in Petah, 1759 in Netanya, 1695 in Modi’in Illit, 1474 in Be’er Sheva, 1335 in Rishon LeZion, 1293 in Haifa, 1286 in Holon, 1182 in Rehovot, 1116 in Elad, 1059 in Beitar Illit and 1001 in Ashkelon.

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