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Coronavirus testing center at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel reports 1,400 new COVID cases, 150 came from abroad

Health Ministry says majority of travelers who were infected came from 'safe' countries with low infection rates and only 14 arrived from blacklisted states that require new arrivals to isolate; no significant rise in severe cases

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Published: 07.21.21, 10:40
Israel on Wednesday reported that 1,400 people tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier and 150 of them, which represents a little over 10%, came from abroad.
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  • The Health Ministry said after more than 80,038 tests had been conducted, the infection rate now stands at 1.76%.
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    The ministry said at least 63 people are in serious condition, of whom 12 are ventilated. The official death toll now stands at 6,452.
    Some 130 of the newly-diagnosed arrived from countries that are not considered to be high-risk and travelers from those states are not subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    At least 35 of the newly diagnosed returned from Greece, 15 from the United States, 15 from Cyprus, 12 from Turkey, 10 from Georgia, five from the United Kingdom, four from Italy, three from Germany, three from Bulgaria and two from Peru, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Ukraine and Egypt each.
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    Long lines of people at Ben Gurion Airport
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    Only 14 of the newly infected came back from blacklisted countries with high virus infection rates. Seven of them arrived from Uzbekistan, four from Russia and one from Brazil.
    Of the countries with moderate infection rates, eight new arrivals were diagnosed with COVID - seven from Spain and one from Kyrgyzstan.
    In the meantime, the so-called "happy certificate" mandate came into effect on Wednesday morning. The mandate obliges anyone entering events attended by more than 100 people to present a Green Pass or a negative coronavirus test at the entrance.

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