Health Ministry reports 1,243 new cases of coronavirus

Yaron Druckman |
Published: 02.22.21 , 00:11
The Health Ministry reported Sunday night that 1,243 new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed out of some 19,601 conducted on Saturday, putting Israel's contagion rate at 6.5%, and 1,957 more cases since midnight Sunday.
There were 834 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition, of which 280 are connected to ventilators.
The national COVID-19 death toll reached 5,577 fatalities, after 12 Israelis passed away of coronavirus-related complications on Sunday alone.
By Sunday night, 4,367,479 Israelis have received the first dose of the COVIID-19 vaccine while 2,990,343 of them have also received the second booster shot.