The coronavirus ward at the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva

More than 20,000 new COVID cases confirmed since midnight, ministry says

There are currently 287 people in serious condition, 89 of them as of Thursday, and 69 on ventilators; death toll reaches 8,293 after 41 die since the beginning of the month; Most positive test results found in Ultra-Orthodox communities

Yaron Druckman |
Published: 01.13.22, 21:15
The Health Ministry said on Thursday evening that since midnight and up to 6 pm, 20,381 people were confirmed with COVID-19.
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  • Out of the 886 people hospitalized with the virus, 287 are considered in serious condition and 69 of them on ventilators.
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    מחלקת קורונה בבילינסון
    מחלקת קורונה בבילינסון
    The coronavirus ward at the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva
    (Photo: Rabin Medical Center PR)
    On Thursday, 89 patients joint the seriously ill tally, the highest daily number since September and most in the over 60 population.
    Earlier reports on Thursday showed 54 children were being treated for COVID in hospitals, fewer than the relative hospitalized children in other countries.
    Prime Minister Bennett instructed pediatric hospital chiefs to prepare for a surge in child morbidity despite Israel's efforts to treat children infected by the virus in the community, through the countries main HMOs.
    Since the start of the pandemic, 8,293 people have succumbed to the virus, 41 of them since the beginning of January. In December 50 people died.
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    חיסון של פייזר מחסנים נגד קורונה ב מתחם של קופת חולים כללית ב בית חנינא מזרח ירושלים
    חיסון של פייזר מחסנים נגד קורונה ב מתחם של קופת חולים כללית ב בית חנינא מזרח ירושלים
    receiving the vaccine for COVID in E. Jerusalem
    (Photo: AFP)
    According to the ministry, nearly half a million people have already received the fourth dose of vaccine, most of them over the age of 60.
    Data collected by the ministry showed that most positive tests for COVID came from ultra-Orthodox communities.
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    פעילות פיקוד העורף בבני ברק
    Testing for COVID in the Haredi city of Bnei Brak
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    In some the percentage of infections stood on over 30% compared to the 10% to 12% national average.

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