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    COVID in Israel: New Cases Break Yet Another Record as Isolation Period Cut
    Over 71,000 new COVID cases diagnosed as shortened isolation period goes into effect in Israel and officials consider exempting students from quarantine
    Jan. 19, 2022 11:13 AM

    Israel diagnosed 71,593 people with the coronavirus on Tuesday, marking another new record in daily new cases since the start of the pandemic, Health Ministry director-general Nachman Ash said in a radio interview.

    Ash estimated that the number of new cases could be twice or three times higher than the official data.

    Ash told Army Radio that there are 526 COVID patients who are hospitalized in serious condition, still well below the nearly 1,200 who were in serious condition last January.

    The Health Ministry hasn't updated the numbers on its site displaying national COVID statistics since Sunday, but it said Tuesday that 100 of the serious cases are on ventilators and 13 on ECMO machines.

    There are 8,129 medical workers who have been infected and are in isolation.

    Meanwhile, 58,661 people have received a fourth vaccine shot, and more than 4.4 million have received a third dose. As of Tuesday, 8,340 people had died of COVID in Israel...

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