מעבדה של נגיף הקורונה ברחובות
Medical staff at coronavirus testing center in Rehovot
Photo: AFP
Medical staff at coronavirus testing center in Rehovot

Israel sees another spike in rate of coronavirus infection

Despite recording only 397 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, National Information and Knowledge Center reports the contagion rate remains worrying high at 4%; in Beit She'an, infection rate now stands at 163.6%; Dimona, Tira emerge as hotspots

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Published: 06.28.20 , 09:53
At least 397 more people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, with the infection rate jumping to highest since the peak of the epidemic in Israel, health officials confirmed.
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  • The Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center reported on Sunday that despite the low overall number of infected, with 9,725 COVID-19 tests conducted, the latest sick tally represents a worrying 4% contagion rate.
    מעבדה של נגיף הקורונה ברחובותמעבדה של נגיף הקורונה ברחובות
    Medical staff at coronavirus testing center in Rehovot
    (Photo: AFP)
    The death toll from coronavirus-related complications has risen to 318, with the number of patients requiring hospitalization now stands at 212.
    Beit She'an, a city where until a few days ago no coronavirus infections had been recorded, reported 18 new cases over the past weekend, with the total now standing at 29.
    According to the Health Ministry, over the past three days, the rate of infection in the northern city has jumped to 163.6%.
    אכיפה לבישת מסכהאכיפה לבישת מסכה
    Police in Jerusalem enforces virus rules
    (Photo: Shalev Shalom )
    The southern city of Dimona has also seen a worrying increase over the past few days, with the number of active patients jumping from 2 to 31 in less than a week.
    In the Arab town of Tira, where last week only one active coronavirus patient was reported, the number of sick now stands at 24. Another Arab town of Kafr Qasim, reported 18 new patients on Saturday despite recording only two last week.

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