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4.5 million Israelis, about half of the population, have received at least 1 vaccine dose

According to Health Ministry data, over 4.5 million Israelis — roughly half of the Jewish state’s total population — have now received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, and more than 3.1 million have received both shots.

The latest figures show 4,507,325 Israelis have had their first shot. Of them, 3,123,136 have had the second.

An Israeli receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection at an IKEA retail store in Rishon Lezion, February 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel’s population is some 9.3 million. But around 3 million Israelis are not eligible to be vaccinated, including those younger than 16 and people who have recovered from COVID-19, among other reasons. People who have recovered from COVID are likely to be given a single inoculation.

The Health Ministry says another 2,835 coronavirus cases have been detected since midnight, bringing the number of active cases to 41,177. On Monday, 4,763 cases were diagnosed and 7 percent of tests returned positive.

The ministry says 793 people are in serious condition, 263 of them on ventilators. The death toll is 5,631.

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