Israel breaks record of COVID-19 infections despite fourth dose of vaccine

In the midst of the accelerated vaccination campaign, with the fourth dose, the Government of Israel reported 11,978 new infections COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest record since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The increase in infections was recorded amid the boosted national vaccination rate and despite weeks of restrictions in various regions of the country. Now, the government is easing measures to avoid a new shutdown of the economy.

As we made known in AmericanPost.News, Israel authorized a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine in people over 60, this as part of the measures for the reopening of the borders.

Israel breaks record for COVID-19 infections

In the last 24 hours, about 12 thousand infections were registered. The fourth dose is being applied to those over 60 years of age.

The Omicron variant caused an increase in the rate of infections, a rebound also caused in the middle of the meetings during the winter holidays, for which the authorities urged the population not to lower sanitary measures.

The new record surpassed the 11 thousand 345 cases registered in a single day on September 2, in full wave of the delta variant. Indicating that Ómicron is leaving more infected, yes with less mild symptoms and without so many deaths.

Vaccination rate in Israel

The fourth dose is being applied to those over 60 years of age.

The percentage of the population vaccinated against the coronavirus has increased steadily after the appearance of new variants. According to data presented by the government, close to 63% of residents received two doses of the vaccine, at least 46% have three doses.

Meanwhile, Our World in Data places Israel in seventeenth place in the world in terms of vaccination rate, only behind the United Arab Emirates or the United States. Nowadays, Israel is applying the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming one of the first nations to offer the highest number of doses to its residents.

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