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Over 1,000 COVID cases recorded Friday in nearly 4-month high – expert

People, some wearing face masks, walk in Jerusalem on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People, some wearing face masks, walk in Jerusalem on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Over 1,000 new coronavirus cases were recorded yesterday for the first time in nearly 4 months, according to a health expert advising the ministerial body tasked with leading the government’s pandemic response.

There is no immediate confirmation of the figure tweeted by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The last time over 1,000 new daily cases were recorded was on March 19.

Segal stresses that the number of new serious cases per day remains far lower than in past outbreaks, following the country’s mass vaccination rollout.

Yesterday, Segal tweeted that the lower number of infected Israelis becoming critically ill after being infected with COVID-19 indicates that vaccines are providing effective protection against the more contagious Delta variant.

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