Report: Delta variant is said to cause fewer serious COVID cases in Israel

Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, tells Channel 12 that statistics show that the Delta variant of coronavirus is causing far fewer serious cases in Israel than previous infection waves.

Numbers show that 2.5% of all people confirmed with COVID-19 became seriously sick during previous waves (20-30 people per 1,000 cases). In this wave, no more than 0.5% (3-5 per 1,000) have fallen seriously ill.

The network is also reporting that some 90% of current infections in Israel are of the Delta variant.

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