A coronavirus testing facility at Ben-Gurion Airport

For the first time in months, Israel sees over 11,000 active COVID cases

Out of 190 hospitalized patients, 97 in serious condition, with 17 connected to ventilators; infection rate stands at 1.79%; 6,459 Israelis have succumbed to virus-related complications since start of pandemic

Ynet |
Updated: 07.25.21, 10:10
As Israel continues to battle the continued spread of coronavirus, the country on Saturday surpassed over 10,000 active cases.
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  • With 11,390 active patients, 190 are currently hospitalized, with 97 in serious condition, out of which 17 are connected to ventilators.
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    A coronavirus testing facility at Ben-Gurion Airport
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    The Health Ministry reported that nearly 2,399 new infections have been diagnosed over the weekend, putting the infection rate currently standing at 1.79%.
    The death toll since the start of the pandemic rose to 6,459.
    The Health Ministry reported Thursday the efficacy of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine in preventing infection has dropped to 39% but the effectiveness in preventing severe illness still remains relatively high.
    The report adds the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing serious illness has also dropped and now stands at 91%. The efficacy in preventing hospitalizations among vaccinated now stands at 88%.
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    A woman receives her coronavirus vaccine booster shot at Sheba Medical Center
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    These figures were published three weeks after Ynet first revealed the decline in the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against the Delta variant.
    The strain appears to be responsible for the surge in COVID cases around the country despite Israel's rapid inoculation campaign that saw over 5.7 million Israelis receive the first jab, and over 5.2 million receive the booster shot.
    Among those who received both doses of the vaccine and were considered fully immune to the pathogen, 5,770 have been recently diagnosed with COVID after 1,152,914 tests had been conducted.
    First published: 08:17, 07.25.21
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