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Israel’s COVID death toll passes 7,000

Medical personnel treat a patient in the coronavirus ward at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on August 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Medical personnel treat a patient in the coronavirus ward at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on August 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

More than 7,000 people in Israel have died from the coronavirus since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to updated Health Ministry figures, with the national toll now at 7,030.

Israel has recently faced a resurgence in morbidity that has also seen a jump in fatalities — with 551 deaths recorded this month — though mortality levels are relatively lower in the current outbreak than in previous waves, following widespread vaccination.

The ministry says 5,885 more infections have been confirmed since midnight, with active cases at 78,700.

There are currently 736 people hospitalized in serious condition, due to COVID complications, including 163 on ventilators.

According to the Health Ministry, 5,968,257 people in Israel have received at least one vaccine dose and 5,478,657 have gotten two shots. Another 2,102,426 have received a third dose, which, as of yesterday, Israel began offering to anyone eligible to be vaccinated, as long as five months had passed since the previous shot.

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