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Israel's active COVID-19 cases below 20,000

Oct 17, 2021

Tel Aviv (Israel) Oct 17: The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel decreased by 328 to 19,797, the state's Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
This marked a sharp drop of 78.3 percent since Sept. 5, when a record of 91,346 active cases was reported in the country.
The ministry also reported 1,560 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total infections to 1,315,271.
The death toll from the virus rose by seven to 7,983. The total recoveries rose to 1,287,491 after 1,379 newly recovered cases were added.
The number of people who have received the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Israel surpassed 6.2 million, or 66 percent of its total population, while nearly 5.7 million have taken two doses and over 3.8 million have got three jabs, according to the ministry.
Source: Xinhua

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