4,143 New COVID-19 Cases in Israel, Severe Cases Below 700

Medical workers take test samples of Israelis in a complex to check if they have been infected with the coronavirus, in Beit Shemesh, on Jan. 21. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Health Ministry reported on Thursday morning that there were 4,143 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours.

According to the report, 5.2% of the tests that were conducted came out positive.

The number of patients in serious condition dropped below 700, to 699.

Israel’s death toll rose to 5,815.