Israel’s Covid-19 Cases Surge – 83.1% are Vaccinated – Infection Rate Rise to Highest Level in a Month

Israel has reported a surge in Covid-19 cases after falling sharply from late January through February, Israel National News reported.

According to data released by Israel’s Health Ministry on Tuesday, 14,460 new virus cases were diagnosed in Israel on Monday.

Of the 14,460 people infected, 83.1% were vaccinated, with 16.1% unvaccinated, and the remaining 0.8% had no listed vaccination status.

Israel National News reported:

The number of new coronavirus reported daily rose to the highest level in a month, after falling sharply from late January through February.

A total of 14,460 new cases of the virus were diagnosed across Israel Monday, according to data released by Israel’s Health Ministry Tuesday.

A day earlier, 12,929 cases were diagnosed, with just 7,801 new cases reported Saturday and 7,125 on Friday.

The percentage of tests coming back positive has also risen recently, with 16.64% of all tests taken Monday returning positive. A week ago, just 10.96% of tests came back positive.

The infection coefficient rose to 1.33, indicating the virus is expanding, and at an accelerating pace, after crossing the 1.00 threshold a week ago.

Of the 14,460 people diagnosed with the virus Monday, 83.1% were vaccinated, with 16.1% unvaccinated, and the remaining 0.8% having no listed vaccination status. Thus far, 71.34% of the population has been vaccinated, compared to 28.66% who are unvaccinated.

Despite the increase in the number of cases, the number of seriously ill patients has remained stable, though the decline has tapered off, with 320 seriously ill patients on Tuesday, down from 336 on Monday but up from 319 on Friday.

No new coronavirus-related fatalities have been reported Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday.

Earlier last month, the Director of Ichilov Hospital revealed in his recent interview that between 70% and 80% of serious COVID-19 cases reported in their hospital were vaccinated individuals.

According to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, Director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, the majority of severe COVID cases reported had received at least three shots.  He also claimed that the vaccine has ‘no significance regarding severe illness.’

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated,” he added.

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