מתחם היבדק וסע בבני ברק
Coronavirus testing center in Bnei Brak
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Coronavirus testing center in Bnei Brak

Israel sees 18% rise in serious coronavirus cases

The Health Ministry says 159 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus since midnight Monday and one patient succumbed to the disease; 46 in serious condition, with 24 requiring ventilator support

Adir Yanko |
Published: 06.29.20 , 13:27
The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in a serious condition has increased by 18% overnight, health officials reported Monday morning.
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  • Israel in recent weeks has seen a resurgence of COVID-19, with the government set to debate later in the day whether to reimpose some of the restrictions on movement lifted earlier.
    מתחם היבדק וסע בבני ברקמתחם היבדק וסע בבני ברק
    Coronavirus testing center in Bnei Brak
    (Photo: AFP)
    The Health Ministry said the number of patients in a serious condition currently stands at 46, among them 24 patients on ventilators, two more from Sunday evening.
    Since midnight, 159 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus and one patient succumbed to the disease. The total number of virus fatalities in the country currently stand at 319.
    Health authorities conducted 10,138 coronavirus tests on Sunday, with 374 people testing positive for the pathogen, which represents 4% infection rate.
    מתחם היבדק וסע בגני התערוכה תל אביבמתחם היבדק וסע בגני התערוכה תל אביב
    Coronavirus testing center in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi )
    There are currently 222 coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals, with the number of active patients standing at 6,556.
    Over the past three days, Jerusalem recorded the biggest rise in virus cases with 100 new diagnoses, followed by Ashdod with 74 and Bnei Brak with 60.
    The Bedouin town of Ar'arat an-Naqab in the Negev boasts the highest rate of infection spread in the country, with 27 new diagnoses over the past three days.
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