Over 6,000 new virus infections recorded Friday; positive test rate at 6.1%

The Health Ministry says 6,004 new coronavirus cases were confirmed yesterday, as infections continue to rise despite a third national lockdown.

Along with 2,154 cases recorded since midnight, the number of infections since the pandemic began rises to 433,799.

The death toll stands at 3,384, with 30 fatalities yesterday.

There are 48,701 active cases, including 739 people in serious condition, with 177 of them on ventilators. Another 185 Israelis are in moderate condition and the rest have mild or no symptoms.

Of the 98,034 tests performed yesterday, 6.1 percent came back positive.