A technical error presumably linked to Israel’s transfer to straightforward time Sunday morning has delayed the publication of updating figures of coronavirus instances and an infection charges.
As of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, up to date numbers had but to be launched, although the ministry usually publishes new figures at 7 a.m. and once more round 10 a.m. The final numbers presently obtainable are from 10 p.m. Saturday.
A Well being Ministry spokesperson stated the delay was resulting from a pc glitch “presumably associated to the time change.”
The spokesperson didn’t give a time when the brand new numbers would grow to be obtainable, however stated it could be “fastened quickly.”
The bug might have an effect on a gathering of ministers set to debate the potential for rolling again virus restrictions, with out up to date figures to base their choices on. The ministers have been set to satisfy at 2 p.m.
Israel has seen an infection charges fall off a cliff in current weeks, dropping from round 9,000 a day to beneath 1,000.
On Saturday night time, the Well being Ministry introduced that there had been fewer than 700 new instances on Friday, representing 2.6% of all exams.
As of 10 p.m., solely 196 new instances had been recorded Saturday, which usually sees a lot decrease testing numbers and decrease new an infection tallies because of this.
Whereas Well being Ministry figures weren’t instantly obtainable Sunday morning, Hebrew-language media cited information launched by the Nationwide Safety Council that confirmed simply 5,651 exams have been carried out Saturday, of which 202 got here again constructive, a price of three.6%, which might be the very best since Monday.
The information confirmed energetic instances had dropped to fifteen,705, together with 548 in severe situation of whom 218 are on ventilators. The reported dying toll remained at 2,372.
Israel moved its clocks backward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.