מחלקת קורונה בשיבא
A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv
Photo: AFP
A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv

Four die from coronavirus, 1,573 new cases found in 24 hour period in Israel

There are currently 22,704 people battling the virus with 195 in serious condition with 56 of them on ventilators; In total 547 people being treated in hospitals; Slight drop in percentage of positive tests

Adir Yanko |
Updated: 07.15.20 , 12:07
The Health Ministry said Wednesday that 1,573 people were confirmed to have contracted coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

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  • Four more people have died from the virus bringing the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 to 375.

    מחלקת קורונה בשיבאמחלקת קורונה בשיבא
    A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AFP)
    There are currently 22,704 people battling the virus with 195 in serious condition. There are 56 people on ventilators.
    Positive results from testing on Tuesday, dropped to 5.7% from 6% though this is still seen as a very high percentage by health officials.
    The government had decided not to extend the closure imposed on the ultra-Orthodox city of Beitar Ilit despite the continued increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases detected there.
    המונים "בורחים" מביתר עילית לפני תחילתו של הסגרהמונים "בורחים" מביתר עילית לפני תחילתו של הסגר
    The city of Beitar Ilit under lockdown
    (Photo: Amit Shabi)
    One in four tests for coronavirus is found to be positive, according to the Center for information and Knowledge.
    There are at least 680 residents currently battling the virus, constituting more than 1% of residents. Only four other cities (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak and Ashdod) have more cases of coronavirus.
    First published: 10:54 , 07.15.20
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