Israel's coronavirus: No. of daily tests sharply declines, under 16,000 over weekend

1,108 people tested positive * Death toll hits 464

Health care workers take test samples to check for coronavirus, Lod, July 5, 2020 (photo credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)
Health care workers take test samples to check for coronavirus, Lod, July 5, 2020
(photo credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)
The Health Ministry screened far fewer people this weekend than usual, the Health Ministry reported. Only 15,476 people were screened, of which 1,108 tested positive.
Last weekend, for example, more than 20,000 people were tested.
The Health Ministry showed 329 people in serious condition, among them 100 who are intubated. 
The death toll has also risen - some 464 people have died.
Moreover, a report by the Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center showed Sunday that the number of people who tested positive out of those tested did drop slightly to 7.6%, compared to 8.15% - the rate on Friday.
Most of those people infected were younger, between the ages of 20 and 39.
The report also showed the top hot spots: Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem, Modi’in Illit, Taybe, Yavniel, Ein Mahil, Yafa an-Naseriyye, Kafr Manda, Nazareth, Rekhasim, Qalansawe, Bnei Brak, Tel Aviv and Elad. 
The Education Ministry shared Sunday that 2,516 students and teachers are currently sick with coronavirus and some 17,257 are in isolation. 
Tomorrow at 12 p.m., the Knesset Coronavirus Committee will hold a discussion on the cultural industry.