Health Ministry says 831 new virus cases yesterday, positive rate slightly down

Even though all eyes are currently on the US election results, the coronavirus outbreak in Israel hasn’t stopped, with the Health Ministry saying 831 cases were confirmed yesterday, with the positive test rate slightly down.

Of the 39,526 tests, 2.1% came back positive, down from 2.3% on Monday and 3% on Sunday.

The total tally is up to 316,792, including 9,782 active cases. Of them, 365 are in serious condition, including 162 on ventilators. Another 90 are in moderate condition and the rest have mild or no symptoms.

The death toll is unchanged at 2,592.

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