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1,118 COVID infections recorded Friday in nearly 4-month high; serious cases up to 58

Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 12, 2021. (Flash90)
Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 12, 2021. (Flash90)

The Health Ministry publishes updated coronavirus figures showing that 1,118 new cases were recorded yesterday, the highest daily tally in nearly four months.

Active cases stand at 6,563, with another 387 infections since midnight. There have been 850,941 confirmed cases in Israel since the pandemic began.

The number of serious cases rises slightly to 58, while the death toll stands at 6,446.

According to the ministry, the positive test rate yesterday was 1.58%.

Of the country’s population of some 9.3 million people, over 5.7 million have gotten at least one coronavirus shot and more than 5.2 million have received two doses.

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