Israel reports its highest number of COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 cases in Israel They have been alarming, they reported their highest number of infections in the last two months. The Ministry of Health commented that there are 6 thousand 509 active cases, 79 patients in serious condition, 55 are reported in critical condition and 14 are connected to respirators.

This Friday, the country’s authorities notified about 850 cases of the disease during the last day, the highest number, amid a new spike in infections. The Ministry of Health reported that during the last 24 hours there were 854 infections.

Previously we shared you in AmericanPost.News that at the end of November they reported that the country is in an emergency situation after detecting a new strain of the coronavirus. At the time, the Minister of Health said that the traveler and two suspected cases were isolated.

Highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in Israel

Higher number of cases reported by the virus in Israel Omicron variant has 32 mutations

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of one million 354 001 positives with 8 thousand 230 deaths due to COVID-19. On the other hand, they indicated that 6 million 438 thousand 554 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine against the virus, 5 million 815 thousand 475 already have the complete guideline.

While 4 million 147 thousand 301 have already received the third dose of the vaccine. On the other hand, the first cases of Ómicron and the spike in infections have led the country to close its border to foreigners, which is why new restrictions have emerged on Israelis returning to the country.

For its part, the Government announced that as of this Friday, December 17, the “green pass” system will be applied in shopping centers, people must present a vaccination certificate or negative test, although due to criticism, it has led the Executive to suspend the application.

How many mutations does the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have?

Omicron variant has 32 mutations

Experts have revealed that the variant has a total of 32 mutations in its characteristic spike protein, 15 of those mutations are in the spike protein that binds to ACE-2 receptors and antibodies.

While some Hong Kong researchers revealed that the variant multiplies 70 times faster in the tissues that line the respiratory tract, which facilitates the spread, as mentioned by the Infobae medium. On the other hand, they reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Israel.

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