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COVID ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center

Israel says 70% of severly ill COVID patients unvaccinated

Health Ministry says out of 708 patients currently hospitalized in severe condition, 473 appear to be unvaccinated; since the start of September, more than 158,700 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Israel

Yaron Drukman, Adir Yanko |
Published: 09.20.21, 19:38
Israel said Monday that 70% of the country's coronavirus patients who are currently in severe condition have not been vaccinated against the pathogen.
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  • The Health Ministry said that 5,345 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus since midnight Monday. After more than 110,000 tests have been conducted, the contagion rate now stands at 5.1%.
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    COVID ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center
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    The ministry said at least 708 patients are currently hospitalized in severe condition, of whom 191 are ventilated. Some 473 of the seriously ill patients (70%) appear to be unvaccinated, 149 are vaccinated with two jabs and 61 received the third booster shot.
    Since the start of the pandemic, 7,555 people died from the virus in Israel, including 21 on Sunday. Since the start of this month, 452 coronavirus patients have succumbed to the disease - more than 22 deaths per day on average.
    Since the start of this month, more than 158,700 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Israel, compared to 201,880 in the entire month of August.
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    COVID vaccination center in Tel Aviv
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    The highest single-day tally since the start of the pandemic was reported on September 2, when 11,333 people tested positive for the pathogen.
    Since the start of September, some 825,000 Israelis have received the third vaccine booster shot - half of them in the first seven days of the month. In addition, 2,449 Israelis received the first dose of the vaccine on Monday alone.
    Since the beginning of this month, 82,850 Israelis have received the first vaccine jab.
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