The number of Israel’s hospitalized COVID-19 patients under the age of 60 has overtaken the the number of patients of that age and over, data from the Our World in Data website shows, in a further indication of the widespread vaccination campaign starting to show its effect.
The figures are similar for the number of serious patients.
Some 80% of Israelis over 60 have been immunized, and hospitalizations among that population have been going sharply down since mid-January.
Younger Israelis have been proving more hesitant to get the shot.
Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital has tweeted these stats and calls on all Israelis to vaccinate.
הצעירים מתחת ל-60 עקפו את ה- 60+ בקבלות בבתי חולים. לכו להתחסן! pic.twitter.com/6mDWYEEzbZ
— בית חולים איכילוב (@tasmc1) February 11, 2021