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654 new COVID infections since midnight; serious cases dip to 380

A Magen David Adom worker takes a swab sample from a man at a rapid coronavirus testing center in Jerusalem, on September 26, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90 )
A Magen David Adom worker takes a swab sample from a man at a rapid coronavirus testing center in Jerusalem, on September 26, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90 )

The Health Ministry reports 654 new coronavirus cases since midnight, amid a steady decline in morbidity.

There are 17,975 active COVID-19 cases in the country, including 380 people hospitalized in serious condition, down slightly from this morning. Over 1.3 million infections have been confirmed in Israel since the pandemic began.

The death toll stands at 7,999.

According to the Health Ministry, over 6.2 million Israelis have received at least one vaccine dose and close to 5.7 million have gotten two shots. Additionally, more than 3.8 million have been administered a booster shot.

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