44% of those aged 60 and over vaccinated against COVID-19

Yesterday, 70,000 citizens in Israel were vaccinated. Yesterday, 5,993 tested positive; rate of positive tests stands at 6.1%.

Orly Harari ,


Yesterday, 70,000 people in Israel were vaccinated, according to data published today in a situation assessment by the Ministry of Health. 44% of those aged 60 and over were vaccinated with the first dose. As of last night, 1,019,133 vaccinations had been carried out in the country.

As early as yesterday, 5,993 tested COVID-19 positive, with the rate of positive tests standing at 6.1% out of 97,887 tests. The weekly average stands at 5,001. In haredi society, the rate of positive tests in the last week is 14.1%. In Arab society, the percentage is 10.8%, and in the general population, the percentage is 3.8%.

Earlier yesterday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in Umm al-Fahm to mark one million vaccinated against COVID-19 in Israel. In a statement, he said: "If the disease rages then it will be difficult for us to stop the deaths of the people. It is better for us to close for a few days, no more than that. We need to tighten for a few days and then open and that is what we want to do. Hopefully the politicians will recover and help us. We could find a few things to tighten up."