Israel's total confirmed cases throughout pandemic climb over 300,000, positive test ratio slumps under 5%

Israel added 1,608 new COVID-19 coronavirus infections on Thursday, the Health Ministry said Friday.

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With over 37,000 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, the positive test ratio fell off to 4.5 percent, dropping below the 5 percent mark for the first time in weeks.

Israel's death toll in the pandemic rose to 2,139, with 18 new fatalities registered since the Thursday evening update.

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