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Less than 1% Coronavirus Tests Turn up Positive in Israel

Mar 31, 2021

In recent news, the State of Israel has reported some good news with respect to the novel coronavirus. Only 356 new cases of the disease were reported in the country on Monday. 0.9% of the total number of tests taken came up positive, which is the lowest figure since June of the previous year. This was announced by the Health Ministry early on Tuesday morning, as it updated the world regarding the current situation. 

Out of all the people infected, only 423 were reported to be in a serious condition. A total of 206 individuals were on ventilators, whereas the death toll came up to 6,188.

As of Tuesday morning, the Health Ministry’s update comprised of additional good news. Ever since Israel began its Traffic (Ramzor) Light program, this is the first time that there was an absence of red cities in the country. 

A total of only seven cities were recorded as orange and 44 were deemed as yellow zones. On the other hand, 1,253 were labeled as green cities.

Where the R, reproduction rate, is concerned, it has dropped significantly to 0.53, as per the Health Ministry. This figure is an indicator of the number of people infected by one positively diagnosed person, on average. 

Up until Tuesday morning, more than 5.2 million citizens of Israel had been given at least the first jab of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. On the other hand, more than 4.7 million Israelis have been fully inoculated, meaning that they have received both doses. 

In other news, a 45-year-old patient of the coronavirus passed away at the Soroka Medical Center on Monday. This patient was a woman in her 39th week of pregnancy. She was rushed to the hospital, where MDA paramedics tried to save her life by administering life-saving treatment immediately. 

However, the doctors were unable to save her from passing away soon after and had to pronounce her, as well as her unborn child, dead. 

Just earlier in the month, another expecting female, who had contracted the disease, was declared dead. However, she had been admitted for a month at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, located in Hadera, due to the seriousness of her condition after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. 

Initially, she had been receiving treatment in the coronavirus ward of the medical center. But, only two weeks later, the doctors thought it would be best to schedule a cesarean-section for her. 

As the mother’s condition steadily deteriorated, the baby was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit.

She had been intubated and was soon declared to be a critical but, stable condition. Just two weeks after this, the medical staff announced that she had passed away. 

Another pregnant woman, who had tested positive for the infection, Osnat Ben Shitrit, succumbed to the coronavirus while being 39 weeks pregnant. The medical staff working at the Hadassah-University Medical Center had tried their best to revive her. However, they had had no success. 

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