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Israel confirms 323 new coronavirus cases on Friday; 31 in serious condition

People walk face masks in Jerusalem on June 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People walk face masks in Jerusalem on June 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

New Health Ministry figures show 460 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed this weekend. The figure includes 323 recorded yesterday and another 137 since midnight.

The infections bring the number of active cases to 2,398. Yesterday’s figure is the highest since April 6 and comes amid a recent rise in cases.

The number of people in serious condition with COVID-19 complications ticks up slightly to 31. The death toll remains at 6,429, with only one fatality recorded in the past two weeks.

The ministry says the positive test rate for both today and yesterday is 0.5 percent, similar to the preceding few days.

It also reports that 9,569 people received a first dose of the COVID vaccine, and another 1,390 got a second shot.

According to the ministry, over 5.62 million people — out of Israel’s population of more than 9.3 million — have gotten at least one vaccine shot. Of those, close to 5.2 million received a second dose.

It also reports that 9,569 people received a first dose of the COVID vaccine since midnight, and another 1,390 got a second shot.

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