A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center
A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center
Photo: AFP
A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center

Daily new cases surpass 4,000 as death toll reaches 1,075

Hospitals are treating 977 patients with COVID-19, 488 in serious condition of which 143 are on ventilators; 33,691 people are confirmed with the virus

Yaron Drukman, Tamar Trabelsi-Hadad |
Published: 09.10.20 , 21:05
Israel on Thursday reported a new record 4,013 new cases of coronavirus confirmed since Midnight Wednesday.
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  • After seven more people have succumbed to the virus the death toll from the start of the pandemic has reached 1,075.
    A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center
    A coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center
    (Photo: AFP)
    There are currently 33,691 people infected by COVID-19 with hospitals treating 977 patients in total of which 488 are considered to be in serious condition. There are 143 seriously ill patients on ventilators.
    At least 27,500 tests were carried out thus far on Thursday showing a positivity rate of 8.6%.
    Testing for coronavirus Testing for coronavirus
    Testing for coronavirus
    (Photo: AFP )
    Jerusalem has recorded over 4,000 active cases of the virus while in predominately ultra-Orthodox and hard hit Bnei Brak there are nearly 2,000 known carriers of the disease. Tel Aviv reports 873 active patients.
    The Education Ministry said it has closed 854 schools and 2,428 kindergartens around the country after 1,258 children and 1,148 staff have been found to have been infected by coronavirus.
    צוות רפואי קורונה בית חולים מאיר כפר סבאצוות רפואי קורונה בית חולים מאיר כפר סבא
    A coronavirus word at the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba
    (Photo: AFP)
    The cabinet has been deliberating the mitigation efforts that would be imposed during the month of High Holidays in order to stop the rampant spread of the virus.

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