Wed, 21 Apr 2021

JERUSALEM, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,734 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the tally of confirmed cases in the country to 801,461.

The death toll from the COVID-19 in Israel reached 5,889 after 33 new fatalities were added, while the number of patients in serious condition increased from 710 to 712, out of 1,110 hospitalized patients.

The total recoveries in Israel rose to 758,100, with 4,794 newly recovered cases, while the number of active cases decreased to 37,472.

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Israel has surpassed 4.94 million, or 53.1 percent of its total population, since the vaccination campaign began on Dec. 20, 2020.

The country's COVID-19 reproduction number, also known as the R number, increased from 1.01 to 1.02.

The R number is an indicator used to determine how fast the COVID-19 is spreading, as an R number greater than 1 means that the number of patients increases at an exponential rate and multiplies from time to time.

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