Active virus cases continue to decline, along with number of seriously ill

There are currently 12,586 active coronavirus cases in Israel of a total of 311,622 confirmed carriers since the start of the outbreak, the Health Ministry says in its evening roundup.

That number includes 836 diagnosed yesterday and 480 cases detected so far today.

The ministry says the number of seriously ill patients is at 464 — 19 fewer than this morning — of whom 196 are on ventilators. Of the remaining active cases, 123 are in moderate condition and the rest are showing mild or no symptoms.

The death toll is at 2,463 — 11 more than this morning.

The Health Ministry adds that 26,172 tests for the virus have been conducted so far today, with a positivity rate of 1.8 percent for results received today.