Half of those recently infected with Covid-19 in Israel were fully vaccinated. Head of Public Health Services, Dr. Sharon Alray-Price, revealed the disturbing facts at a media presentation on Wednesday. According to her data, of the 891 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the last month alone, half had received both doses of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine.
According to a report on Channel 12, in the months since the vaccines were rolled out, 6,765 people who received both shots have contracted coronavirus, and epidemiological tracing has revealed that an additional 3,133 people contracted Covid-19 from those vaccinated individuals. The 6,765 represent a little more than one percent of the total number of those vaccinated, which now stands at over 5,100,000.
Binyamina, a town near Haifa in the north, was officially labelled a “red” location on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry’s COVID guidelines.
The town had 122 active COVID cases as of Thursday morning, according to the Health Ministry, with a 3 percent overall positive rate among those tested, compared to 0.3% for the country as a whole. Binyamina is currently the only red location in the country, and the first to be designated as such in several months. Modiin, which had 71 active cases as of Thursday morning, was labelled “yellow.” Every other municipality in the country is considered “green.”