The Health Ministry reported Monday evening that 5,425 new cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed out of some 63,000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, meaning 8.6% of all tests yielded a positive result.
There were 1,079 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition, of which 307 were connected to ventilators
The national COVID-19 death toll reached 5,171 fatalities after 43 Israelis passed away due to coronavirus-related complications on Sunday and another eight on Monday.
By the Health Ministry’s evening update, some 35,000 more people have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and another 46,000 received the second booster shot.
So far, 23.12% of Israel’s population has been given both shots.