Health Ministry says 3,663 Israelis have been hospitalized with flu

The Health Ministry reports that as of the last week of December, 3,663 Israelis had been hospitalized with the flu.

The ministry says that at least 57 hospital patients with the flu have died, most of them 65 or older.

“However, it is still not known if the flu was the main cause of death or not,” a Health Ministry statement says.

It urges that anyone age 6 months and up get inoculated against the flu.

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