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Health Ministry reports 3,609 new infections since midnight; 373 serious COVID cases

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Rehovot on August 8, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
A healthcare worker takes a swab sample at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Rehovot on August 8, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

New Health Ministry figures show 3,609 new coronavirus have been recorded since midnight.

Of the 904,874 coronavirus cases confirmed in Israel since the pandemic began, 32,736 are active. The latter figure includes 373 serious cases, with 61 people on ventilators.

The death toll stands at 6,555.

The positive test rate so far today is 4.75 percent.

The Health Ministry reports that 5,814,159 have received one vaccine dose, 5,398,963 have gotten two and 549,085 were administered a booster shot.

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