Israel added 1,151 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Monday, the country’s Health Ministry reported Tuesday.
With only 7,682 tests conducted in the past 24 hours — a slump in testing on the holiday of Yom Kippur — the positive test ratio stood at 15 percent, the highest ratio throughout the pandemic.
The death toll reached 1,523, adding 16 new fatalities to the figure reported in the morning.
The latest update puts the number of active cases in the country at 66,373, including 203 patients in need of artificial lung ventilation and 778 in a serious state.
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