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Active COVID cases in Israel fall below 1,000 for 1st time since March 2020

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09.05.2021

As Israel’s world-leading vaccination campaign continued to show its effects, the number of active COVID-19 patients in Israel dropped below 1,000 on Sunday, the lowest level since last March, while all Israeli cities have now been deemed “green” based on low infection rates.

According to Health Ministry data, there are now 985 active coronavirus patients in the country, with just 17 new cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours and 52 patients having recovered from the disease.

The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now 838,887. According to the ministry, 11,581 coronavirus tests were conducted Saturday, with 0.2 percent returning positive. The death toll stood at 6,376.

The number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition dropped below 100 last week, the lowest level since last July. On Sunday morning it stood on 84, with 50 of them on ventilators.

A health worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine shot at a vaccination center in Jerusalem, on March 11, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

With its aggressive vaccination drive, Israel has seen a sharp drop in daily mortality and infection rates since the pandemic peaked in late January.

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