Health Ministry reports 5,092 infections, 8 COVID deaths since midnight

Updated Health Ministry figures show 5,092 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed since midnight, bringing the number of infections since the pandemic began to 565,629.

The death toll stands at 4,080, with eight more fatalities since midnight.

Of the 82,652 active cases, there are 1,147 people in serious condition, including 293 on ventilators.

The ministry says 9.6 percent of tests today have come back positive.

The update comes after a record 10,051 cases were recorded yesterday and 10.3% of tests were positive.

Nearly 180,000 Israelis were vaccinated yesterday, also a record.

According to the Health Ministry, 2,215,963 have now received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 479,818 have received the second.

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