Health Ministry: Over 600 COVID-19 Deaths in January

Ichilov medical team in the coronavirus unit, at Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

The Health Ministry said Sunday that over Shabbos 5,000 new confirmed cases of the virus were reported. 69,500 tests were done, yielding a positivity rate of 7.2%.

The ministry also said that 602 Israelis have succumbed to COVID-19 since the beginning of January, with 27 people dying of the disease over Shabbos.

There are currently 1,115 people hospitalized in serious condition, including 246 on ventilators.