Coronavirus in Israel: amid the lifting of quarantine measures, the infection rate rose to 1.11

On the evening of Sunday, June 5, for the first time after a three-day break, the Israeli Ministry of Health published new data on the coronavirus epidemic.

In total, 4,151,986 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, 6341 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 26% of cases.

At the moment, 15,085 people are infected.

10864 patients with COVID-19 have died.

303 patients are in hospitals, others are recovering in specially equipped hotels or at home.

The condition of 91 patients is assessed by doctors as severe, 30 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 passes it on) is 1.11.

According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 88% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old.

Vaccination

According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, as of June 5, 6,709,900 people (72% of the country’s population) received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 6,141,112 people (66% of the country’s population) received the second dose. 4,494,700 people were vaccinated with the third dose (48% of the country’s population). The fourth dose was received by 812,975 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.

Cancellation of quarantine measures

The mandatory wearing of protective masks in the premises has been canceled.

List of places where the wearing of a protective mask is still required:
– hospitals, clinics and pharmacies;
– organizations providing emergency medical care;
– institutions in which there are elderly people (nursing homes);
– international flights (cancelled from May 24);
– a mask must also be worn by a person heading to a place of self-isolation (usually in connection with a positive test result for coronavirus).

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In addition, the Ministry of Health recommends that risk groups (the elderly, people with reduced immunity, etc.) continue to wear protective masks indoors, even if this is not necessary.

Since May 21, the mandatory PCR test procedure upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport has been cancelled. The requirement for foreigners to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result when boarding a plane departing for Israel has also been abolished. At land borders and for sea cruises, there will also be no need to do coronavirus checks.

At the same time, passengers within 48 hours before departure to Israel still need to fill out a declaration to enter the country.

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Since June 3, the state of emergency in the healthcare system, declared in the spring of 2020 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, has been lifted.

By Editor

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