Fewest Serious Coronavirus Patients in Israel Since July

Magen David Adom medical workers test Israelis at a site to collect samples for coronavirus testing in Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Only 199 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed across Israel on Tuesday, according to data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday morning.

Just 0.3% of tests conducted Tuesday came back positive, down from 0.4% of tests carried out Monday. That is the lowest level recorded since May 21 of last year, when the percentage of tests coming back positive hit 0.3%.

There are now just 3,209 known active cases of the virus in Israel, down from 3,264 on Tuesday, of which 362 are being treated in hospitals.

Of those hospitalized, 221 patients are listed in serious condition. That marks the lowest number since last July 17, when there were 220 patients in serious condition.

The total number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Israel now stands at 6,312, including nine deaths Tuesday.

Thus far, 5,334,950 Israelis have received at least one dose of the vaccine, or 57.37% of the population, with 53.28% of, or 4,955,083 people having received both doses.

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