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Number of seriously ill patients falls below 400 for first time in months

Students receive COVID-19 vaccine injections, at Amal high school in the southern city of Beersheba, March 17, 2021. (Flash90)
Students receive COVID-19 vaccine injections, at Amal high school in the southern city of Beersheba, March 17, 2021. (Flash90)

The number of seriously ill patients in Israel has dropped below 400 for the first time in months, according to updated coronavirus figures from the Health Ministry.

There are currently 7,844 active patients, 396 of whom are in serious condition. There were 442 new cases yesterday, but just one percent of the 44,746 samples tested yesterday came back positive.

The death toll stands at 6,201.

Over 5.2 million Israelis have received the first dose of the vaccine and over 4.7 million Israelis have been fully vaccinated.

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