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Serious COVID cases drop below 150 for the first time in months

Empty beds are seen in the intensive care unit at the coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on October 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Empty beds are seen in the intensive care unit at the coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on October 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Serious cases of COVID-19 have dropped below 150 — for the first time since late July — according to the latest Health Ministry statistics.

As of this evening, there are just 6,450 active coronavirus cases in Israel, with 201 of those hospitalized, 147 in serious condition and 101 on ventilators.

The positivity rate of those tested for COVID has continued to drop steadily over the past six weeks, standing at just 0.59% this evening.

More than 4 million Israelis have already received a third booster dose of the COVID vaccine. Health Ministry officials are expected to approve the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 later this evening.

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