A senior health official confirms that hundreds of COVID-19 cases were discovered among the fully vaccinated in the past month.
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of public health services at the Health Ministry, says 891 new infections were diagnosed in the past month. Of the new cases, 55 percent were discovered among those older than 16, half of whom were fully vaccinated and half of whom were either unvaccinated or partially immunized, she says. That means around 245 vaccinated individuals were among those infected in the past month.
She says the vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant is about 88 percent, slightly lower than other strains but still highly protective.