For the first time since July, less than 1,000 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in 24 hours: On Saturday, 734 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed, and the total number of active coronavirus cases fell to 19,587.

The number of hospitalized coronavirus patients has not been impacted, however: As of Sunday morning, 556 were hospitalized, among them 388 in serious condition. That number includes 188 COVID-19 patients whose condition is critical, and 157 who are intubated.

The death toll from the virus continues to rise as well, reaching 7,983 by Sunday morning, Health Ministry data shows. Eight of those deaths occurred on Thursday, six occurred on Friday, one on Saturday, and two so far on Sunday.