The Ministry of Health Israeli recorded a 98.9% reduction in mortality from COVID-19 among those who received the second dose of the Pfizer against the coronavirus for at least two weeks.
Although the Ministry’s statement did not specify how many people were considered in the calculation of the released figures, it did explain that the comparison was made between people who had received the second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days ago and those who had not yet received any.
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In addition to the notable decrease in mortality, Health identified a reduction of 99.2% in the number of serious cases of the disease and a 98.9% reduction in the number of patients hospitalized due to the virus.
On the other hand, it indicated that the number of infected among those vaccinated decreased by 95.8% while the number of patients who presented fever or respiratory symptoms decreased by 98%.
“The vaccine significantly reduces morbidity and mortality and this effect can be seen in the information on morbidity in the country”Said the director general of the Ministry, Hezi Levy.
The latest infection figures, released yesterday, showed 6.2%, the lowest number in almost two months and confirming the downward trend in recent days, after hovering around 9% until less than two weeks ago.
The impact of vaccination has also been felt in the number of seriously ill patients, which in the last 14 days fell by almost 25%.
In addition, local media reported that nine out of ten patients admitted this Friday with COVID-19 to one of the main medical centers in the country, the Ichilov Hospital, were unvaccinated.
For just over two weeks, all Israelis over 16 years of age can go to be inoculated, after a swift vaccination campaign that began with those over 60 and that quickly included other sectors of the population.
So far, more than 4.2 million people have received the first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine in Israel, while nearly three million were also inoculated with the second.
With a population of about nine million, the country has registered almost 750,000 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 48,000 are still active and 5,521 have died.
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