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Active COVID cases drop by over 40% in 12 hours, dip below 200

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel has dropped by over 40 percent today, from 338 this morning to just 193, according to Health Ministry figures.

The number was over 88,000 a mere 4.5 months ago, before the world-leading vaccination campaign took effect.

Only 12 new cases have been identified in the country since midnight, out of over 18,000 tests, and just six cases were diagnosed yesterday.

There are 41 serious cases, including 28 on ventilators, and the death toll grew by three today to 6,416.

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