Israel’s COVID death toll surpasses 6,000

Israel’s coronavirus death toll since the start of the pandemic surpasses 6,000.

According to the Health Ministry, 6,008 have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus last March.

A burial services employee with the remains of a coronavirus victim on January 28, 2021 (Gili Yaari / Flash90)

The ministry says 640 people are in serious condition, 221 of them on ventilators. It says another 466 virus cases have been diagnosed since midnight.

The number of active cases dips under 30,000, hitting 27,974.

Over 4.1 million Israelis are fully vaccinated.