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Expert predicts Israel ‘very close’ or even at peak of Omicron wave

Eran Segal. (courtesy)
Eran Segal. (courtesy)

A top health expert advising the government says that Israel is currently leading the world in new daily COVID-19 cases per capita.

Citing the seven-day running average, Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute says 0.6 percent of the population is testing positive per day.

He attributes the infection rate in part to the high number of tests performed each day.

Segal predicts the outbreak now sweeping the country will soon.

“We are very close to the height, or even at the height of the Omicron wave,” he tells Channel 12 news.

At the peak of the current outbreak wave, Segal says one in ten Israelis will test positive for COVID, if they are tested.

Once Israel passes the peak, he says, “there’ll be a relatively fast decline” from those figures.

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