Testing for coronavirus in Ramat Hasharon

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 464; 329 in serious condition

1,108 confirmed cases on Saturday, despite reduced weekend testing; 33,854 currently fighting COVID-19, including 100 on ventilators; study by healthcare provider points to only 1% of Israelis having coronavirus antibodies

Adir Yanko |
Updated: 07.26.20 , 09:07
The Health Ministry's Center for Knowledge and Information said Sunday that the COVID-19 death toll has reached 464, with 1,108 new cases confirmed on Saturday.
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  • The center attributes the relatively low rate of new infections detected to only 15,476 tests conducted over the weekend while the percentage of positive test stands on 7.6%.
    בדיקות קורונה ברמת השרוןבדיקות קורונה ברמת השרון
    Testing for coronavirus in Ramat Hasharon
    (Photo: AFP)
    There are currently 33,854 people ill the coronavirus of which 329 are in serious condition, including 100 patients on ventilators.
    מעבדה בדיקה בדיקות קורונה קופת חולים לאומית אור יהודהמעבדה בדיקה בדיקות קורונה קופת חולים לאומית אור יהודה
    A coronavirus testing lab near Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AFP)
    According to a study conducted by Clalit, Israel's largest Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) only one percent of Israelis have thus far been exposed to the virus and have antibodies, far lower than the percentage needed before Israel would benefit from herd immunity.
    First published: 09:02 , 07.26.20
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