Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases
Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases
Photo: Reuters
Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases

2,000 new COVID cases in Israel for second straight day

Health Ministry 93 out of 153 severely ill patients have been fully vaccinated; ministry's pandemic panel set to hold a meeting later to mull whether to issue comprehensive recommendation for third vaccine shot for all public

Ynet |
Published: 07.28.21, 10:04
Israel on Wednesday reported over 2,000 new daily COVID cases diagnosed a day earlier, for the second day in a row.
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  • The Health Ministry said 2,260 people tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. The ministry added that after more than 95,000 tests had been conducted, the infection rate now stands at 2.4%.
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    Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases
    Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases
    Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward amid a surge in new cases
    (Photo: Reuters)
    The ministry said at least 212 of those diagnosed on Tuesday recently arrived from abroad. At least 62 of them arrived from Turkey, 51 from Greece, 18 from the United States, 18 from Georgia, six from Russia and five from Bulgaria.
    At least 153 patients are in serious condition, of whom 28 are ventilated.
    According to the Health Ministry's analysis, 102 of the severely ill patients are aged 65 and over, 76 of whom are fully vaccinated. At least 39 of severely ill are between the age of 40 and 65, while 16 of them are fully vaccinated. Six of severely ill are below the age of 40 but only one of them is fully vaccinated.
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    Israeli man receiving a vaccine shot at Sheba Medical Center
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    In the meantime, the Health Ministry's special team on pandemic is set to hold a meeting later on Tuesday to discuss possible recommendation for a third vaccine shot.
    Health officials believe the team will advise the Health Ministry to recommend a third vaccine for the general public. If the recommendation is issued, the ministry is expected to adopt the decision so the vaccination campaign can begin next week.
    Israel has already began administering a third booster shot to people with a compromised immune system.

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