Thu, 06 May 2021

JERUSALEM, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 228 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total infections in the country to 836,128.

The death toll from the virus rose by four to 6,304, while the number of patients in serious conditions decreased from 259 to 250, out of 394 hospitalized patients.

This is the lowest number of patients in serious conditions in Israel since July 18, 2020 when it stood at 236.

The total recoveries in Israel rose to 826,481 after 403 newly recovered cases were added, while the number of active cases decreased to 3,343.

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Israel surpassed 5.32 million, or 57 percent of its total population, since the vaccination campaign began on Dec. 20, 2020.

The country's COVID-19 reproduction number, also known as the R number, rose from 0.73 to 0.74.

The R number is an indicator used to determine how fast the COVID-19 is spreading, as an R number greater than 1 means that the number of patients increases at an exponential rate and multiplies from time to time.

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