Medical staff chat at Beilinson Medical Center's coronavirus ward

Over 90% of Israel's serious COVID patients under 50 are unvaccinated

Although pandemic continues on downward trend of the past weeks, those most hard hit by the disease keep getting younger with 14 critical patients under 20, of which 11 unvaccinated

Yaron Druckman, Adir Yanko |
Published: 10.10.21, 20:30
The Health Ministry reported Sunday evening that 92 of 102 Israelis under the age of 50 who were hospitalized in serious condition with COVID-19 were unvaccinated, accounting for 90% of all severe cases in that age group.
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  • Of the gravely ill, eight have completed the original two-dose vaccination regimen and the other two have been given a supplementary booster shot.
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    Medical staff chat inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward at Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel August 18, 2021
    Medical staff chat inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward at Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel August 18, 2021
    Medical staff chat at Beilinson Medical Center's coronavirus ward
    (Photo: Reuters)
    In total, Israeli hospitals were treating 647 patients due to complications of the disease, 448 were in serious condition — 336, or 78%, were unvaccinated — and 189 of them were connected to ventilators.
    Health Ministry data also shows that 14 critical patients were under the age of 20, of which 11 were unvaccinated.
    Meanwhile, 1,029 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus out of some 44,000 tests carried out since midnight, putting the country's contagion rate at 2.2%.
    As the daily infection rate continues on the downward trend of the past weeks, the number of COVID-19 patients that end up in serious condition each day slashed by two-thirds from 2018 on September 18 to 32 on Sunday.
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    An Israeli woman receives her third shot of coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, August 30, 2021
    An Israeli woman receives her third shot of coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, August 30, 2021
    An Israeli woman receives her coronavirus vaccine booster in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Since the onset of the pandemic, 7,912 Israelis succumbed to the disease, four of them on Sunday alone, three were unvaccinated.
    The ministry also reported that 9,478 Israelis have so far received their third jab on Sunday. Some 333,000 people have been thrice inoculated since the beginning of October and close to 3,750,000 since the start of the booster shot rollout
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