, Jan 6 () –
The Government of Israel has confirmed this Thursday more than 16,000 cases of coronavirus during the last day, with which the country links a new historical maximum before a rebound in cases largely attributed to the spread of the omicron variant.
The Israeli Ministry of Health has stated on its website that in the last 24 hours there have been 16,115 cases – well above the close to 12,000 on Wednesday – and six deaths, bringing the total to 1,440,771 and 8,253, respectively.
Likewise, he pointed out that there are currently 72,034 active cases, including 134 patients in serious condition, 51 of whom are in critical condition, including 15 who are connected to respirators due to COVID-19.
On the other hand, it has highlighted that 6,604,512 people have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, of which 5,947,682 already have the full schedule and 4,295,564 have received a third booster dose.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Sunday that the country could register 20,000 daily positives by the end of this week and that it could reach 50,000 cases in 24 hours at the peak of the new wave of infections.
Likewise, he announced the approval of the administration of a fourth dose of the vaccine to the population over 60 years of age and to health personnel and affirmed that people vaccinated from five years of age who test negative will not have to be quarantined by contact, while Those who are not vaccinated will have to remain in quarantine for seven days even if they test negative.