On Sunday, July 3, the Israeli Ministry of Health published new data on the coronavirus epidemic. Comparison with data for July 2 is difficult, as it was not published on Saturday morning.
The Ministry of Health announces the seventh wave of the epidemic. Coronavirus departments in hospitals reopened.
Quarantine measures may soon be tightened. So far, the Ministry of Health does not insist on the return of the “mask regime” in the premises and public transport, although it recommends wearing masks.
The number of infected people is taken into account by PCR tests and tests at checkpoints (a positive home test result is not taken into account in statistics if it is not confirmed at the checkpoint). Note that many infected people are treated on their own, relying on the experience gained and monitoring their condition with the help of home tests. That is, the real number of infected people can be much higher than indicated in the reports of the Ministry of Health.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,371,650 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country (more than 74 thousand new cases per week).
Over the past day, 17208 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 42% of cases. (The number of tests being conducted is clearly not enough.)
At the moment, 96,330 people are infected (+41,727 in a week).
10977 patients with COVID-19 died (+51 in a week).
1112 cases in hospitals (+148 in a week), others are recovering at home. The number of hospitalized has risen markedly in a week.
The condition of 341 patients is assessed by doctors as severe (+86 per week), 45 are connected to ventilators or ECMO (+4 per week).
The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person transmits it) – 1.07.
According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 92% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old. The vast majority of those infected tolerate the disease easily.