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Israel’s COVID transmission rate rises above 1 for first time in two months

The spread of is increasing in Israel for the first time in nearly two months, figures released Friday showed.

According to the ministry, the so-called R number stood at 1.03, indicating the rate of contagion is accelerating. The figure measures how many people each coronavirus carrier infects on average, with any reading above 1 meaning the spread of is increasing.

The R-rate was last over 1 on March 22, following two-weeks in which rising morbidity figures fueled concerns of a renewed outbreak.

Health Ministry officials believe the latest rise is a “hump” of the last major outbreak and are not treating it as a fresh wave, the Walla news site reported.

Along with the increase in the R number, ministry data showed average new weekly cases were up by 9.6 percent compared to the previous seven-day period, while the number of tests performed increased by 18.6%.

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