מחלקת קורונה ברמב"ם חיפה
Health worker tends to coronavirus patient at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa
Photo: Reuters
Health worker tends to coronavirus patient at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa

Health Ministry confirms 5,647 new cases of coronavirus

National rate of positive COVID-19 tests stabilizes at 11% for the fourth consecutive day; ultra-Orthodox communities continue leading in daily virus diagnoses

Saar Hass |
Published: 10.06.20 , 09:55
The Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday morning 5,647 new cases of coronavirus, 439 of them diagnosed since midnight.
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  • Health authorities conducted 52,059 coronavirus tests on Monday, meaning 11% of all tests came back positive. The rate of positive test answers remained steady for the fourth consecutive day.
    מחלקת קורונה ברמב"ם חיפהמחלקת קורונה ברמב"ם חיפה
    Health worker tends to coronavirus patient at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa
    (Photo: Reuters)
    There are currently 63,305 active coronavirus carriers in Israel and 1,650 COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment across the country's hospitals, with 875 of them in serious condition and 220 patients receiving respiratory assistance from ventilators.
    Since the onset of the pandemic in Israel, 1,757 patients passed away due to complications of COVID-19.
    Jerusalem reported the most new cases of coronavirus with 779 diagnoses. The capital is then followed Bnei Brak which has listed 738 new cases of coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, Modi'in Illit with 335 and Ashdod - where clashes erupted on Monday as police tried to disperse thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews attending the funeral of a rabbi who died of COVID-19 – with 229 new cases.
    Infection rates among the ultra-Orthodox sector remained exceptionally high in the passing week as the only communities across the country to report more than 20% of all coronavirus tests returning positive were entirely or partially ultra-Orthodox.
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    Ultra-Orthodox man wearing a protective face mask and praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem during coronavirus pandemic
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    Beitar Illit reported that 26% of all coronavirus tests have yielded a positive result in the passing week and 23% in Beit Shemesh and Modi'in illit.
    Tel Aviv, however, remained under the national average with only 8% of tests coming back positive.
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