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Israeli COVID-19 death toll since start of January passes 1,000

The Health Ministry says more than 30 Israelis died of COVID-19 since this morning, bringing the total since the start of January to 1,028. The total death toll is 4,392.

The ministry says 2,401 news cases were identified yesterday, eight percent of the just 30,888 tests conducted. Another 2,345 have been confirmed between midnight and 7 p.m. today.

The total cases since the pandemic began reach 596,733, including 69,973 active cases — which is a drop of some 6,000 active cases since yesterday.

There are 1,181 serious cases, including 419 in critical condition, and 330 on ventilators.

In addition, 1,059,656 Israelis have received both vaccine doses and 2,555,489 have received just the first dose.

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