Israel set a new negative record on Wednesday when the Ministry of Health recorded 3,074 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country over the course of 24 hours, the first time since the outbreak that it passed the 3,000 mark.
The Ministry of Health updated Thursday morning that there were 23,698 active patients in the country.
According to the data, 418 Corona patients are hospitalized in serious condition, of whom 118 are on life support.
Of the 32,700 Corona tests done on Wednesday, 9.4% returned positive.
A total of 969 Corona patients have died in Israel since the epidemic began.
A total of 122,539 Israelis have contracted the virus, 97,872 of whom have recovered.
Israel is ranked 26th in the world in terms of the number of infected citizens.
The government has yet to decide on how to address the pandemic in a comprehensive manner, and the various ministries are offering and promoting different, and at times, contradicting moves.
Corona Project Manager Ronni Gamzu has been battling the ministers on various issues, and especially on the issue of possible closures.
A closure to some degree, and possibly a total closure in Israel, is still under discussion, especially ahead of the Jewish New Year holidays.