Health Ministry Reports 148 New Coronavirus Cases

YERUSHALAYIM -
A technician carries out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a lab at Ziv Medical Center, in Tzfas. (David Cohen/Flash90)

A total of just 148 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed across Israel on Tuesday, according to data released by the Health Ministry Wednesday morning.

Only 0.3% of tests conducted Tuesday came back positive, the same percentage as a day before. That is the lowest level recorded since May 15 of last year, when the percentage of tests coming back positive was 0.2%.

There are now 2,103 active cases of the coronavirus in Israel, down from 2,206 on Tuesday. Of those, 288 patients are being treated in hospitals, down from 293 on Monday.

Of those hospitalized, 174 patients are listed in serious condition. That is also down from 181 seriously ill patients a day earlier, and marks the lowest number since July 12, when there were 152 patients in serious condition.

The total number of coronavirus-related fatalities now stands at 6,345, including two deaths Tuesday.

A total of 25 coronavirus-related fatalities were recorded during the week ending on Tuesday, with an average of 3.57 deaths per day – the lowest level since the last week of June 2020.

Thus far, 5,362,917 Israelis have received at least one dose of the vaccine, or 57.67% of the population, with 53.67%, or 4,991,384 people, having received two doses.