Signs of COVID rise continue as reproduction rate climbs to 1.07

The coronavirus’s basic reproduction number in Israel has increased to 1.07, according to new data released by the Health Ministry.

Known also as the “R-number,” the figure represents the number of people each confirmed patient infects, on average. Any number over 1 signifies infection is expanding.

The new data shows that 508 people had been diagnosed the previous day, with the number representing 0.66 percent of the 79,000 tests conducted.

There were 167 hospitalized individuals, of whom 125 were in serious condition.

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