Coronavirus ward at Ziv Medical Center in Safed

With fewer than 500 severe cases, Israel sees light at end of COVID-19 tunnel

Health Ministry reports lowest number of patients in serious condition in almost two months; unvaccinated account for over 76% of severe cases while the thrice-dosed account for less than 7%

Yaron Druckman |
Published: 10.05.21, 20:55
The Health Ministry reported Tuesday evening that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition dropped under 500 for the first time since August 13 and stood at 489.
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  • Unvaccinated patients account for over 76% of all severe cases while patients who have received a vaccine booster shot account for less than 7%.
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    Coronavirus ward at Ziv Medical Center in Safed
    (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
    Out of the seriously ill, 197 patients were connected to ventilators.
    Meanwhile, 1,678 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus out of some 69,000 tests conducted since midnight, putting Israel's contagion rate at 2.6%.
    Since the onset of the pandemic in Israel, 7,853 people succumbed to complications of COVID-19, five of them on Tuesday alone.
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    Since the beginning of October, 74 COVID-19 patients have died in Israel — 46 of whom have not been vaccinated at all, 16 have been two vaccine doses and another 11 have had a supplementary third jab. One deceased patient's vaccination status was unknown.
    There were 36,000 active cases of coronavirus in Israel — 2,930 were recorded in the capital of Jerusalem, followed by Tel Aviv with 1,165 cases, Be'er Sheva with 856, Bnei Brak with 844, Rahat with 766, Ashdod with 746, Netanya with 741, Petah Tikva with 727, Haifa with 670 and Taibe with 657 active cases.
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