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Israel vaccinates over 10% population under two weeks


Israel has vaccinated more than 10.2 per cent of its population of about 9.3 million in less than two weeks, since the vaccination campaign began on Dec. 20, 2020.

The number of people vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in Israel has reached more than 950,000, the state’s Ministry of Health said on Friday.

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The number of vaccinations given on Thursday reached a daily high of 153,400 after the daily number was also over 150,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday, the ministry reported in a statement.

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel reached 423,262 on Friday, with 3,319 new cases since Thursday evening.

The virus death toll in Israel increased to 3,325 with seven new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 661 to 679, out of 1,089 hospitalised patients.

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The total recoveries rose to 376,322 after 2,184 new recovered cases were added, while active cases stand at 43,615.