Positive test ratio approaches 13 percent as deaths climb over 1,400

Israel recorded 8,178 coronavirus cases on Thursday, its highest daily figure to date, new data released by the Health Ministry on Friday showed.

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Since midnight, 3,391 more infections were added as Israel’s count hit a total of 217,899 cases.

There are currently 62,913 active cases in the country, among those 708 patients in serious condition -- including 178 on artificial respirators -- and 253 in moderate condition. Read more at i24