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Serious COVID cases up to 751; Health Ministry confirms 4,234 infections since midnight

Israelis, some wearing face masks, walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Israelis, some wearing face masks, walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The number of serious coronavirus cases has risen by 45 since midnight to 751, after remaining fairly stable for much of last week.

According to the Health Ministry, 4,234 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed so far today. There are 78,084 active cases out of 1,051,152 verified infections in Israel since the pandemic began.

The national death toll stands at 6,989, with seven fatalities since midnight.

The Health Ministry also says 5,955,264 people have received at least one vaccine shot, 5,471,030 have gotten a second dose, and 1,989,465 have been administered a booster.

Earlier today, the Health Ministry announced that anyone over 12 eligible for the vaccine may receive a booster shot at least five months after getting a second dose.

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