Serious COVID-19 patients at all-time high; over 250,000 got 2nd vaccine dose

Updated COVID-19 figures by the Health Ministry show 5,011 new cases were confirmed yesterday, with 7.2% of the 63,278 tests coming back positive. The positivity rate is the lowest in a week, though the lower-than-normal testing levels over the weekend mean it cannot be seen as a trend yet.

The number of active cases is 82,877, and the total cases confirmed since the pandemic began is 546,087.

The number of serious patients is at an all-time high of 1,237, including 332 in critical condition and 276 on ventilators.

The death toll is 3,979.

The data shows more than a quarter of a million Israelis have gotten the second dose of the vaccine: 255,260. The number of those who received the first shot is 2,067,389.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed