A total of 1,483 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed across Israel Monday, according to data released by the Health Ministry Tuesday morning, up from 1,199 new cases reported a day earlier.

The increase in the number of new diagnoses, however, resulted entirely from the larger number of tests performed Sunday, with the percentage of tests coming back positive falling Monday to 1.42%, down from 1.45% on Sunday. That is the lowest level recorded since July 23rd.

The number of known active cases of the virus across Israel dropped to 17,512, down from 17,803 a day earlier. The number of hospitalized COVID patients also fell Tuesday, declining to 488, down from 519 on Monday.

Since the pandemic began, 1,318,478 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported.... Read More: Arutz-7