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Israel sees drop in severe COVID-19 cases

04 Mar 2021, 22:18 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition in Israel decreased from 717 to 699 since Wednesday evening, out of 1,149 hospitalized patients, the state's health ministry said on Thursday.

This is the lowest number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition in the country since Dec. 30, 2020, when the figure stood at 662. About a month later, on Jan. 26, the figure reached 1,197, a record high since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in late February 2020.

The tally of COVID-19 cases in Israel reached 791,319, while the number of death cases rose to 5,815.

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Israel reached 4.86 million, or 52.3 percent of its total population since the vaccination campaign began on Dec. 20, 2020.

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