Record number of serious patients; 15% of all tests yesterday – positive


The Ministry of Health announced this morning (Wednesday) that according to the data, yesterday 4,949 new infections were detected in the corona virus – out of 34,352 tests.

The percentage of positives in the tests continues to be high and stands at 15%.

In the hospitals in Israel, 1,558 patients are currently hospitalized – of whom 779 are in serious condition, of whom 203 are respirated, and 284 are in moderate condition.

The death toll from the onset of the epidemic is 1,528.

A total of 239,222 infected with the virus have been identified in Israel so far, of which 64,608 are currently active patients.

The Ministry of Health referred to the relatively low number of infections detected in recent days, and explained that in the last weekend that connected to Yom Kippur there was a sharp decrease in the number of tests, which will probably lead to a sharp increase in daily infections in the coming days.

A total of 170,992 tests were performed between 25.9 and 29.9, an average of 34,198 tests per day, and 23,779 were verified, meaning an average of 4,755 new infections daily. The average positive test rate between these dates is 13.9%.

This morning, the Armed Forces published a daily snapshot of the morbidity situation in Israel. According to the main points of the report, Israel is currently one of the leading countries in the world in the number of deaths per day from Corona in relation to the size of the population, and the number of new patients per day in Israel continues to be the highest in the world in relation to population size.

The director general of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Hezi Levy, spoke this morning with the hospital directors and instructed them to open another 1,500 hospital beds.

According to the plan, 750 beds will open by October 5 and another 750 will open by the middle of next month, as instructed by the Prime Minister to open another 1,500 beds.

Prof. Levy defined that 80% of the beds will be for critical and respiratory patients and another 20% for moderate and mild patients.

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