מחלקת הקורונה בהדסה עין כרם
Coronavirus ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem
Photo: Amit Shaabi
Coronavirus ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem

Israel posts 8,261 new coronavirus cases, every 11th test positive

Health Ministry says reproduction number, R, continues to rise despite the lockdown and is now approaching 1; there has been a decrease in new cases in major ultra-Orthodox cities, while Tel Aviv recorded a 21% spike

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Published: 02.02.21 , 08:43
Israel on Tuesday posted 8,261 new daily coronavirus cases diagnosed a day earlier, which means every eleventh test came back positive.
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  • The Health Ministry said they conducted 92,958 tests on Monday, placing the national contagion rate at 9.2%. In the Haredi sector the infection rate is much higher at 17.8%.
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    מחלקת הקורונה בהדסה עין כרם
    מחלקת הקורונה בהדסה עין כרם
    Coronavirus ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Amit Shaabi)
    The national coronavirus reproduction number, R, continues to rise despite the lockdown and is now approaching 1, which is considered high.
    The ministry said 1,094 patients are in serious condition, of whom 316 are ventilated. The official death toll now stands at 4,816.
    In Israel, there are 71,618 active patients currently ill with the disease. At least 12,150 of them live in Jerusalem, 4,432 in Bnei Brak, 2,683 in Modi'in Illit, 2,396 in Petah Tikva, 2,303 in Tel Aviv-Yafo, 2,177 in Beit Shemesh, 2,004 in Ashdod, 1,390 in Rishon Lezion, 1,304 in Holon, 1,301 in Haifa, 1,243 in Netanya, 1,121 in Rehovot, 1,093 in Be'er Sheva, 967 in Beitar Illit, 951 in Elad, 929 in Ashkelon and 906 in Kiryat Gat.
    Over the past week, there has been a 21% decrease in the number of verified cases in Jerusalem, 15% decrease in Bnei Brak and 21% drop in Modi'in Illit.
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    Jerusalem boasts the highest tally of active cases
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    In the Tel Aviv, however, a 21% increase in new infections has been recorded. In Ashdod, 19% increase, in Holon, 21%, in Rishon Lezion, 18% and in Rehovot 17%.
    In the meantime, 3,165,400 Israelis (34.35%) have received the first dose of the coronavirus and 1,824,525 people (19.8%) have been given the second shot. Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 4,989,925 vaccines have been administered.
    In the general sector, 82% of over 60s have been vaccinated so far, while in the Haredi sector that figure is at 66%.
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