Sunday, January 23, 2022

Highly vaccinated Israel has the most COVID-19 cases per capita IN THE WORLD

(Natural News) Israel is currently leading the world in new daily Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases per capita despite its status as one of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world.

According to the latest data, 74 percent of Israel’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sixty-seven percent are fully vaccinated, and 55 percent have received at least one booster dose.

This status as one of the world’s most highly vaccinated and boosted countries has not prevented the country from experiencing record-breaking levels of COVID-19 infections. As of Thursday, the Israeli Ministry of Health reported 64,940 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections the country has had to 2,101,265.

The number of active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 409,817. The rate of positive tests from COVID-19 tests reached a record high of 18.38 percent.

The number of Israeli COVID-19 patients in hospitals rose to 1,680 on Thursday. Most are considered light or moderate cases, but 593 are considered seriously ill. Of those with serious cases, 112 are on ventilators.

A top health expert advising the Israeli government warned that the country could not sustain having between 0.6 to 0.7 percent of the population testing positive for COVID-19 each day.

Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science in central Israel noted that Israel has had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita for the past seven days.