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Nearly 300,000 Israelis over 60 have received COVID booster shot

Illustrative: An elderly man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit vaccination center in Jerusalem, on January 4, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Illustrative: An elderly man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit vaccination center in Jerusalem, on January 4, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

According to Health Ministry data, 295,585 Israelis over the age of 60 have received a COVID booster vaccine since the program was introduced earlier this week. This accounts for nearly a fifth of the adults in that age group.

The Health Ministry says 1,970 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed since midnight, bringing the number of active cases to 25,467. There are 262 people in serious condition, up from 250 this morning.

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