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Sunday sees 83,088 COVID cases in Israel, a new daily record

The coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, January 20, 2022, close to the height of the Omicron wave. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
The coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, January 20, 2022, close to the height of the Omicron wave. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Health Ministry has updated its coronavirus figures, revealing that nearly 83,088 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, a new daily record, with the positivity rate climbing to 23.23% — also a record.

The number of patients in serious condition climbs to 814, up from 459 one week ago. The ministry says 222 people are in critical condition, with 166 of them on ventilators.

Total active cases rose to 531,430, with the death count climbing to 8,458.

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