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Health Ministry updates: More than 125,000 new COVID cases in past two days

Medical staff conduct COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, at a Magen David Adom drive through complex in Jerusalem, on January 17, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Medical staff conduct COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, at a Magen David Adom drive through complex in Jerusalem, on January 17, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

After close to three days without updating its COVID data dashboard, the Health Ministry reveals that more than 125,000 people in Israel have been confirmed to have COVID in the past two days.

According to partial statistics, 65,259 people tested positive yesterday, and 62,210 people tested positive on Sunday. Those figures broke a new daily record, which was set only last week with more than 47,000 daily infections.

Earlier today, the ministry said that 498 people with COVID were hospitalized in serious condition, with 100 of those on ventilators.

The ministry has said that the spike in infections and testing has caused delays and problems in reporting the full figures.

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