The reproduction rate of the virus in Israel is on the rise, suggesting the pandemic is far from over

Israel registered 497 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to an update to the Health Ministry's website. 

Israeli healthcare workers carried out over 77,000 tests over the weekend, which puts the positivity rate at 0.65%. 

However, Israel's so-called Covid reproduction rate — indicating how many people on average are infected by a single virus carrier — has reached 1.02, indicating that the pandemic may once more be surging in Israel after weeks of steady decline.... Read More: i24