Israel reports 3,218 new COVID-19 cases

Published August 3, 2021, 7:08 AM

by Xinhua

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Ministry of Health reported 3,218 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 878,931.

Israelis arrive to get their third dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit Health Service in Jerusalem on August 1, 2021. Menahem KAHANA / AFP

The death toll from the virus in Israel rose by nine to 6,486, while the number of active cases rose by 2,069 to 20,437, the highest since March 18.

The number of patients in serious condition rose from 206 to 217, the ministry said.

The total recoveries from the virus in Israel climbed to 852,008 after 1,140 newly recovered cases were added.

The number of people who have received the first dose of vaccine in Israel reached nearly 5.79 million, or 62.1 percent of its total population, while nearly 5.38 million people have been vaccinated with the second dose.