The Israeli Health Ministry recorded 2,596 new infections and 23 fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.
A ministry statement cited by the Maariv newspaper said the new virus cases were out of 26,000 Israelis who were subjected to the COVID-19 test.
Israel’s count now rose to 640,644 cases, including 4,745 deaths. Among the active cases, 1,162 are in critical condition and 298 are depending on respirators.
Since the start of this month, the Israeli government has imposed a strict lockdown, including the closure of Ben Gurion airport and border terminals to avoid infections with the new virus variants.
According to the health ministry, three million people have received the virus vaccine, including 1.7 million who received the second dose of the vaccine.
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