Israel records the highest daily toll of Corona injuries since the start of the pandemic

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In the past 24 hours, Israel has recorded the highest daily toll of Corona injuries since the start of the pandemic, after making updates to its test policy.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced the registration of more than 12,500 cases in the past 24 hours.

The authorities have made major updates to test guidelines to reserve PCR tests for the most vulnerable groups. It also recognized that further changes to the Green Corridor and isolation policies may be needed, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday morning via Twitter.

“The wave of Omicron represents a behavior that is different from the previous one, and forces us to take new steps and take a specific perspective,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz told a news conference.

As of Friday, anyone who has been vaccinated or recovered from the virus, who has a verified case or symptoms, will only need to undergo a PCR test if they are over 60 years old or have underlying medical conditions . These exact definitions are still being studied.

In light of the widespread outbreak of the Corona virus’s mutated Omicron, Israel this week began giving a fourth dose of Corona vaccine to those over the age of 60, as well as to medical workers.

According to a study conducted by the Israeli Sheba Hospital, giving a fourth dose of the Pfizer / Biontech vaccine raises a person’s antibodies against Omicron five times in one week.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had warned that the number of daily cases could reach 50,000 during the height of the Omikron epidemic. He also warned that “Omikron’s storm is getting stronger.”

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