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In total, 4,038,703 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country since the start of the pandemic.
The number of infected people is taken into account by PCR tests and tests at checkpoints (a positive home test result is not taken into account in statistics if it is not confirmed at the checkpoint).
Over the past 24 hours, 62,591 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 9% of cases.
At the moment, 32149 people are infected (-269 per day).
10,647 COVID-19 cases died (+17 per day; data for several days has been updated).
598 cases in hospitals (+16 per day; 1.8% of the current number of infected), others are recovering in specially equipped hotels or at home.
The condition of 216 patients (-4 per day; 0.7% of the current number of infected) is assessed by doctors as severe, 75 (-3) are connected to ventilators or ECMO.
The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person transmits it) - 0.7.
According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 87% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old.
Most people over 60 years of age are fully vaccinated, and the percentage of seriously ill among them is much lower than among the unvaccinated. Among citizens in the age group 60+, 40/100 thousand are seriously ill and unvaccinated, 11/100 thousand are seriously ill and vaccinated for a long time (more than six months), and 9/100 thousand are seriously ill and fully vaccinated. At the same time, against the background of high infection rates in absolute numbers, the number of seriously ill patients among fully vaccinated elderly people is growing: at the moment, among seriously ill patients in the 60+ category, there are 32 unvaccinated, 9 vaccinated long ago (more than six months), and 131 fully vaccinated. In the age categories under 60 years among seriously ill unvaccinated absolute majority.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, as of April 19, 6,705,575 people (72% of the country's population) received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 6,133,264 people (65% of the country's population) received the second dose. 4484464 people were vaccinated with the third dose (48% of the country's population). The fourth dose was received by 796,184 people (9% of the country's population).
In recent months, the vaccination process in Israel has been very slow. There is a growing number of people who were vaccinated more than six months ago (that is, they cannot be considered "fully vaccinated").
You can sign up for the vaccination queue at the health insurance fund: by phone, through the website or mobile application.
There is a program "Vaccination at home", the purpose of which is to eliminate social injustice in relation to residents of the periphery and settlements with a low socio-economic status.
A green certificate is only required for "high risk" events. For example, at celebrations or parties with a large number of participants.
The following populations are eligible for the Green Certificate:
- Persons vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, when no more than four months have passed since the second dose;
- Persons who have been ill with coronavirus, if more than four months have not passed since the moment of recovery;
- Persons vaccinated with three or four doses of the vaccine, regardless of the date of vaccination.
A decision was made to abolish the "green standard". However, it will still be necessary to do an antigen test before entering nursing homes.
- Nursing homes, geriatric hospitals and hostels for the elderly will require a negative rapid test result to enter.
- It is recommended to be tested for coronavirus before meeting with the elderly.
- Institutions that will require a rapid test before entering will receive partial subsidies from the state.
- Unvaccinated employees of educational institutions, medical institutions and social services will still be required to be tested twice a week for coronavirus.
Middle school students are exempt from weekly coronavirus tests.
- Testing for coronavirus in elementary grades has been cancelled.
Benjamin Netanyahu may again return to the post of prime minister - the politician has every chance of getting the votes of more than half of the deputies in the vote in May. This was announced to Izvestiya on Tuesday, April 19, by the adviser to the ex-premier Ariel Bulstein.
“The split of the coalition and its fall is a matter of the near future. If there are new elections, I have no doubt that Netanyahu will become Israeli Prime Minister. But even if there are no elections, it seems to me that he has a chance to get the votes of more than 50% of the deputies in the current composition of the Knesset, ”said the adviser.
The first parliamentary session after the holidays will take place on May 9.
On the evening of April 17, the Arab RAAM party suspended its membership in Israel's ruling coalition and said: "If the government continues its actions against the people of Jerusalem, we will resign as a bloc."
Clashes around the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem continued throughout the weekend. More than one hundred and seventy people were injured during the riots, most of them Palestinians.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the most revered shrines of Islam, located in the heart of old Jerusalem. There is also a sacred place for the Jews - the Temple Mount.
A similar escalation in Jerusalem around the same time last year triggered repeated rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants, which eventually escalated into an 11-day war.
Shootings in Gaza and clashes in Al-Aqsa came after a spate of violence, including four deadly attacks since late March by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs that killed 14 people, mostly civilians.
Several people were injured Sunday when Palestinians threw stones at Israeli buses on their way to Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police said.
Palestinians accuse Israel of attacking Al-Aqsa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israel says Palestinian protesters are seeking to disrupt Muslim prayers for political purposes and prevent visits by Jews, who are currently celebrating Passover.