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Daily COVID cases reached new high of 1,700 on Monday

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Daily coronavirus cases reached another high Monday, with some 1,700 new confirmed carriers identified throughout the day, numbers not seen since mid-March.

The number of active cases as of Monday night stood at 12,385, with 121 severe cases and the death toll steady at 6,461.

According to figures cited by Channel 12 Monday, some 2,000 travelers infected with COVID-19 entered Israel this month.

The rate of positive tests rose above 2 percent for the first time since March on Sunday.

Prof. Galia Rahav, director of the infectious diseases unit at Sheba Medical Center, told Kan news that the rise in serious cases — they reached a low of 19 last month — was concerning and required action.

“We need to convince the unvaccinated to get vaccinated,” she said. “If we........

© The Times of Israel

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