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Giant lines in front of a COVID testing center in Tel Aviv
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Giant lines in front of a COVID testing center in Tel Aviv

Israel logs over 200,000 COVID cases in 3 days, 2 million since start of pandemic

Health Ministry says 72,120 new infections were diagnosed on Tuesday; 533 patients are in severe condition, an increase of 35 from a day earlier; 46,204 schoolchildren are currently classified as active patients

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Published: 01.19.22, 16:56
Israel on Wednesday reported over 200,000 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three days and over two million since the start of the pandemic.
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  • The Health Ministry said 72,120 new daily COVID cases diagnosed on Tuesday, but the number could be much higher, according to health experts.
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    Giant lines in front of a COVID testing center in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
    The ministry added there are currently 393,786 active coronavirus patients in Israel, the vast majority of whom suffering from very mild symptoms.
    At least 533 coronavirus patients are in severe condition, an increase of 35 from the same figure reported a day earlier. At least 104 patients are connected to ventilators.
    At least 8,350 people have died from coronavirus-related complications since the start of the pandemic, 10 of whom passed away on Tuesday.
    The data also shows that 146,204 schoolchildren are currently classified as active patients and 142,053 students are in isolation, having come into contact with a verified COVID patient.
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    Giant lines in front of a COVID testing center in Tel Aviv
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    In addition, hospitals reported that 1,070 doctors are currently classified as active patients, as well as 2,081 nurses and 4,027 workers in other sectors of the health system.
    A total of 8,875 medical professionals are infected with the virus or in isolation due to contact with a carrier, 4,827 of whom work in hospitals and 3,056 in health funds.
    Earlier today, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said his office is examining the possibility of scrapping the Green Pass mandate, but it is currently not on the agenda. "We are constantly keeping our finger on the pulse on everything," Horowitz said at a news conference.
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