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Over 10,000 COVID cases recorded Tuesday in new high amid current wave

A Magen David Adom paramedic takes swab samples at a coronavirus rapid testing site in Jerusalem, on August 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
A Magen David Adom paramedic takes swab samples at a coronavirus rapid testing site in Jerusalem, on August 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Revised Health Ministry figures show 10,001 new coronavirus cases were confirmed yesterday, the highest daily rise in the current wave and second highest since the pandemic began.

The ministry says that another 4,456 infections have been confirmed since midnight, with active cases standing at 75,403. There have been a total of 1,017,825 cases verified in Israel.

The death toll stands at 6,908, wih 25 fatalities recorded yesterday. Another 12 people have died from COVID-19 complications so far today.

The ministry also says that 5,927,650 Israelis have received at least one vaccine shot, 5,456,870 have gotten two, and 1,723,205 have received a third dose.

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