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Virus czar says Israel in the midst of sixth COVID wave

Coronavirus czar Prof. Salman Zarka seen during a press conference near Tel Aviv, on November 9, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Coronavirus czar Prof. Salman Zarka seen during a press conference near Tel Aviv, on November 9, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka says Israel is facing a sixth wave of COVID-19.

“We’re in the midst of an additional wave, a sixth wave — with serious cases mainly among the at-risk population, especially in the over-60 age group,” Zarka says in a briefing to reporters earlier today.

There were 10,845 people diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday, with a further 5,413 since midnight Wednesday taking the number of active cases to 56,249, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

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