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3 new COVID deaths today, including unvaccinated 38-year-old without preexisting illness

The Health Ministry says that as of 6:30 p.m. today, there were 1,448 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed nationwide, bringing the number of active cases to 15,521.

It adds three new deaths to the morning’s tally.

According to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, one of the fatalities is a 38-year-old man with no background illnesses who didn’t get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In a statement, the hospital says the case “highlights the importance of vaccination.”

The ministry data says serious cases are slightly down to 151, including 32 listed as critical.

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