23 July 2021,   23:39
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Israel sees highest COVID daily infections in 2 months as Delta Variant Spreads

The highest daily coronavirus infection rate in 2 months was registered in Israel, with 125 people testing positive after local outbreaks of the delta variant had been reported across the country.

The director-general of the Health Ministry, Chezy Levy, told Israeli television that about 70% of the new infections were with the Delta variant. He also noted that half of those infected were children, and that a third of those infected had been vaccinated.

The delta variant was first discovered in India and is considered highly contagious.

As recently as mid-June, new daily infections in Israel were only registering in the single digits. A requirement to wear masks was lifted nationwide last week.

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