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Israel sees spike in ventilated COVID patients

Health Ministry says the tally of ventilated patients has increased from 37 to 42 in just 24 hours; 10% of 2,114 newly diagnosed arrived from abroad, while 13 local authorities are now defined as 'red,' indicating high level of spread

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Published: 08.02.21, 11:30
Israel on Monday saw a worrying increase in the number of ventilated coronavirus patients, health officials said.
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  • The Health Ministry said that 2,114 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Out of more than 72,000 tests that had been carried out, 2.95% returned positive.
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    The ministry said 212 patients are hospitalized in serious condition, 42 of whom are connected to ventilators, an increase of five over 24 hours.
    At least 201 of the newly diagnosed, approximately 10%, arrived from abroad. Some 73 people arrived from Turkey, 34 from Greece, 12 from the United States, 11 from Bulgaria and 10 from Georgia.
    In addition, a small number of verified coronavirus patients returned from Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Thailand, Finland, the Netherlands, Croatia, Romania, Italy, France, and Egypt.
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    With the surge of new cases, the number of local authorities defined as "red," indicating a high coronavirus infection rate, continues to increase.
    As of Monday, 13 local authorities are categorized as red across the country. Among the communities are: Hatzor HaGlilit, Afula, Sakhnin, Harish, Kisra-Samia, Bat Hefer, Beit She'an, Kiryat Motzkin, Netivot, Bat Yam, Kfar Bara, Or Akiva and Kfar Yona.
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