Israel's active virus cases drop nearly sixfold since start of Oct.

Ynet |
Published: 10.29.20 , 08:24
The Health Ministry reported Thursday morning that the number of active patients across the country has dropped to 11,914, nearly six times lower than at the beginning of October.
Health authorities conducted 34,494 COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, 688 of which came back positive and placed the national contagion rate at 1.9%.
There are 464 COVID-19 patients in serious condition receiving treatment across the country's hospitals, of whom 199 are on ventilators. Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Israel, 2,494 people have succumbed to the pathogen.