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Rate of positive COVID-19 tests at 9.5%; few cases confirmed among vaccinees

As ministers are set to vote on extending the lockdown, Health Ministry figures show the coronavirus outbreak is still refusing to abate, with the test positivity rate remaining at a sky-high 9.5 percent.

The figures show 2,595 new cases were confirmed yesterday and 2,632 more were confirmed today by 7 p.m.

The total cases have reached 643,006, including 65,810 active cases — a figure that is finally starting to go down.

Of them, 1,165 are in serious condition, including 406 in critical condition and 323 on ventilators. The death toll reaches 4,786.

The ministry says 3,056,065 Israelis have received the first vaccine dose, with 1,773,213 getting both shots.

Channel 12 news says that out of the first 993,401 who have had their second shot, there have been only 704 confirmed cases, including 12 serious cases, five critical cases, and two deaths.

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