In Israel, the R infection rate rose over the weekend.
According to the Ministry of Health, it climbed to 1.11.
That's the number indicates the proportion of those infected from the total number of susceptible persons upon contact with a carrier of the virus.
According to updated statistics from the Ministry of Health, in Israel, as of the evening of December 18, 873 new cases of infection were detected. Out of 91,875 tests, 0.95% gave a positive answer.
To date, 81 patients are in serious condition, 41 of them are connected to mechanical ventilation devices. Over the entire period of the coronavirus epidemic, 8,232 people have died.