On Sunday, August 14, the Israeli Ministry of Health published new data on the coronavirus epidemic. The Ministry of Health announces the decline of the seventh wave of the epidemic. So far, coronavirus departments in hospitals are open.
There is no “mask regime” in the premises and public transport, although the Ministry of Health recommends wearing masks.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,613,928 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country (about 13,000 new cases per week, 38% less than the week before last).
Over the past day, 4389 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 20% of cases.
At the moment, 20598 people are infected (-10372 per week).
736 cases in hospitals (-108 per week), others are recovering at home.
The condition of 246 patients is assessed by doctors as severe (-61 per week), 72 are connected to ventilators or ECMO (-19 per week).
The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person passes it on) – 0.73 (gradually decreasing in recent weeks).
According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 91% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old. The vast majority of those infected tolerate the disease easily.