1 in 15 deaths in Israel in 2020 were from COVID

Ahead of the new calendar year, the Central Bureau of Statistics releases population data.

It says there are some 9,291,000 Israelis as of the end of the year. The Jewish population accounts for 73 percent (6.87 million), the Muslim population represents 21% (1.95 million), with another 456,000 members of other religions.

According to the CBS, as of the end of November, 44,154 Israelis died this year, with the number projected to climb to 49,000 by the end of the year. One in 15 deaths was coronavirus-related.

Magen David Adom worker at the coronavirus unit at the Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem on November 1, 2020 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)