July 7 | The seventh “coronavirus wave” in Israel: about 74 thousand infected, more than 11 thousand dead since the beginning of the epidemic

On Thursday, July 7, the Israeli Ministry of Health published new data on the coronavirus epidemic. Comparison with the data for July 6 is difficult, since the data were not published by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday morning or afternoon (the report was released only in the evening).

The Ministry of Health announces the seventh wave of the epidemic. Coronavirus departments in hospitals are open.

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 included in the 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, 4,421,329 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country since the start of the pandemic.

Over the past 24 hours, 40,300 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 30% of cases. (The number of tests being conducted is clearly not enough.)

Judging by the report of the Ministry of Health, 73,525 people are currently infected.

11,055 patients with COVID-19 died (+71 in two days; such a sharp increase is likely due to the refinement of data for a longer period).

1168 patients are in hospitals, others are recovering at home.

The condition of 366 patients is assessed by doctors as severe, 50 are connected to ventilators or ECMO.

The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person transmits it) – 1.02.

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.

By Editor

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