Record values: More than half a million active corona infected people in Israel



More than half a million of the nine million Israelis are currently infected with the corona virus. The number of active cases is more than 531,000, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

Tel Aviv – More than half a million of the nine million Israelis are currently infected with the corona virus. The number of active cases is more than 531,000, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced on Monday. More than 83,000 new cases were reported within 24 hours – more than at any time since the pandemic began two years ago. Experts assume that the actual number of new infections is significantly higher. The number of seriously ill patients is 814.

The expert Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute in Rechovot assumes that Israel has reached the peak of the omicron wave. “I expect the number of cases to fall this week, we’re already seeing that among the over-60s,” the government adviser told the ynet news site. The number of seriously ill people will initially continue to rise. He estimated that three million Israelis – about a third of the population – have already been infected with the omicron variant.

Only 63 percent of the 9.4 million Israelis are still considered fully vaccinated. In Israel, this includes people who have been vaccinated twice up to six months after the second vaccination and people who have received a booster vaccination. 29 percent of the population have not been vaccinated at all, and the validity of the vaccination has expired for eight percent. Almost 600,000 people in Israel have already received a fourth dose of the vaccine. (dpa)


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