ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Health Ministry: Over 25% of Israel’s COVID deaths occurred in January 2021
by Maytal Yasur Beit-Or, Assaf Golan and ILH Staff
January 29, 2021
According to Health Ministry data released Friday, of the 78,266 people who tested for the virus, Thursday, 7,083 people were found to be carrying the coronavirus, for an infection rate of 9.3%. As of Friday morning there were 73,543 active cases in Israel, with 1,199 patients listed in serious condition. Of those in serious condition, 328 were on ventilators. Since the outset of the pandemic, 4,696 Israelis have died of COVID-19…The rate of infection continues to be high, and hospitals remain overwhelmed. The report further notes that over a quarter of those who died from COVID-19 passed away in January 2021, with 669 people dying of the virus between Jan. 17-28 alone. READ MORE
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