873 Israelis were diagnosed positive for the virus yesterday (Friday), after 861 positives were diagnosed on Thursday. Yesterday, about 92,000 tests were performed and the positive rate was 0.95% – the highest in recent weeks. Today, 264 verified people have been added. Data from the Ministry of Health show that the infection coefficient increased slightly and stands at 1.11 – which indicates the spread of the plague.
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Despite the increase in the number of verified, in hospitals the number of hospitalized remained relatively stable. 128 corona patients are hospitalized in hospitals across the country, 81 of them in critical condition. 41 patients are connected to respirators. 78.5% of severe patients are not vaccinated at all.
Data from the Ministry of Health show that since the outbreak of the plague, 8,232 corona patients have died in Israel, two of them yesterday. This is a person under the age of 60 who has not been vaccinated at all and a person over the age of 60 who has been declared vaccinated – that is, has received the second or third dose of the vaccine in the last six months. Since the beginning of the month, 30 corona patients have died in Israel from the complications of the disease.
The number of red localities stands at two – Selma and Bracha. There are about 6,700 active patients in Israel, most of them in a very mild condition. 1,541 of the active patients are residents of Jerusalem, 276 live in Tel Aviv-Yafo, 183 in Be’er Sheva, 173 in Rishon Lezion, 170 in Petah Tikva, 152 in Beit Shemesh, 135 in Bnei Brak and 134 in Rehovot.
The one most significant change in the number of verified was recorded in Ma’ale Adumim – where there was a 450% jump in the number of positives to Corona in one week and their number now stands at 59. In Rishon Lezion there has been a 287% jump in the last seven days in the number of verified. % And in Tel Aviv there was a sharp increase of 136% within a week in the number of active patients.