303 New COVID Cases in Israel, 0.5% Tests Positive

Ichilov Hospital team members wear protective gear as they work at the coronavirus department of the hospital in Tel Aviv, on Jan. 1. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

There were 303 new coronavirus cases found in Israel on Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday morning.

The Health Ministry said that 59,793 tests were conducted, with around 0.5% of the tests returning positive.

Some 309 patients are in serious condition, with 157 intubated.

Israel’s death toll rose to 6,261.

Meanwhile, Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Medical Center, Israel’s second-largest hospital, reported Monday that it admitted no new coronavirus patients, that no patients were on life support and that no patients had died of the virus, the first time since the pandemic began in the country a bit over a year ago.

The rapid and successful vaccination campaign has dramatically led to a decline in the pandemic in the country and has enabled Israel to almost fully reopen its economy, including indoor shopping malls and cultural events.

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