Health officials believe the Omicron wave in Israel is on the downswing, but that the number of patients in serious condition will still continue to rise, Kan news reports.
According to the station, experts think some 3 million Israelis have contracted the Omicron variant alone, a number that would far outstrip the 2.6 million cases Israel has confirmed since February 2020.
Eran Segal, an expert who has closely tracked the pandemic in Israel, notes that Wednesday was the first to see a drop in daily cases in a week.
Israel passed the Omicron peak?
1st day of drop in daily cases (weekly avg) in Omicron
Critically ill patients, the main parameter used to assess hospitalization burden is at 931, 22% lower than the pandemic peak of 1200 pic.twitter.com/B49UiWpId9
— Eran Segal (@segal_eran) January 27, 2022