A technical error presumably linked to Israel’s transfer to plain time Sunday morning has delayed the publication of updating figures of coronavirus circumstances 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 accessible 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 develop into accessible, however stated it will be “mounted quickly.”
The bug might have an effect on a gathering of ministers set to debate the opportunity of rolling again virus restrictions, with out up to date figures to base their choices on. The ministers have been set to fulfill 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 evening, the Well being Ministry introduced that there had been fewer than 700 new circumstances on Friday, representing 2.6% of all checks.
As of 10 p.m., solely 196 new circumstances had been recorded Saturday, which usually sees a lot decrease testing numbers and decrease new an infection tallies in consequence.
Whereas Well being Ministry figures weren’t instantly accessible Sunday morning, Hebrew-language media cited knowledge launched by the Nationwide Safety Council that confirmed simply 5,651 checks have been carried out Saturday, of which 202 got here again constructive, a charge of three.6%, which might be the best since Monday.
The info confirmed energetic circumstances had dropped to 15,705, together with 548 in critical situation of whom 218 are on ventilators. The reported demise toll remained at 2,372.
Israel moved its clocks backward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.