With 19,207 active cases in the country, 1,046 Israelis are in hospitals, including 226 on ventilators

Israel added 1,094 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the Health Ministry reported Thursday afternoon.

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With 42,974 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, the positive test ratio stood at 2.7 percent, continuing its decline.

Israel's death toll in the outbreak rose to 2,319, adding 28 new fatalities to the figure reported late on Wednesday.

The latest update puts the number of active cases in Israel at 19,207, including 1,046 patients in hospitals.Read more at i24