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1/3 of active COVID cases in Israel are students

An Israeli teenager receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center of the Tel Aviv municipality and Magen David Adom, in Tel Aviv on July 4, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
An Israeli teenager receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center of the Tel Aviv municipality and Magen David Adom, in Tel Aviv on July 4, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

The Education Ministry says 2,431 students are among the 6,952 people who have COVID-19, accounting for roughly one-third of the active cases in the country.

Another 243 educational staff are infected with the coronavirus, the ministry says.

The breakdown comes over two weeks after the school year officially ended.

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