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Active COVID cases dip as serious infections tick up slightly

Israelis, some wearing face masks, walk in Tel Aviv on July 11, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Israelis, some wearing face masks, walk in Tel Aviv on July 11, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The Health Ministry reports 248 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed since midnight, while serious cases further tick up slightly to 47.

Active infections though fall back below 4,000, with the number of people who recovered from COVID today outpacing new infections. There have been 846,083 cases confirmed in Israel since the pandemic began.

The death toll rises to 6,438, up two from this morning.

Of the over 28,583 tests conducted so far today, 0.9 percent have come back positive, up slightly from the rate seen in recent days.

Israel has recently seen a resurgence in infections, but there has not been a major rise in serious morbidity and mortality following the country’s successful vaccination campaign.

According to the Health Ministry, 5,191,909 people have received at least one vaccine dose and 5,729,178 have gotten both shots.

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