Wednesday, January 19

Covid-19: Israel records new contamination record

(Belga) Israel announced on Wednesday that it had registered nearly 12,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, a new record of contamination since the start of the pandemic.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, an additional 11,978 cases have been identified since Tuesday, surpassing the last record of 11,344 infections recorded on September 2, 2021. In total, around 60,000 people have tested positive in Israel, but only 125 are in Israel. a serious condition, still according to the ministry. In a country of 9.4 million people, nearly 4.3 million people have received a booster dose in Israel, where health officials have started giving a 4th dose to people with compromised immune systems. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that cases of contamination “are on the increase”, estimating that his country will register “tens of thousands of new cases in the coming days”. “The good news is that the vaccines are effective,” he said, however, during a tour of a hospital in central Israel. “Anyone who has been vaccinated who wears a mask is unlikely to be seriously ill.” In total, 1.4 million infections have been identified since the start of the pandemic in Israel, including 8,247 deaths according to official figures. (Belga)

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