Israel now has more hospitalized COVID-19 patients under 60 than over 60

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.

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