In recent news, an update provided by the Health Ministry revealed that the State of Israel currently has fewer than 1,000 active cases of the coronavirus.
This is the first time since the 22nd of March 2020, that the country has recorded such a low number of people who are presently suffering from the virus. The figure back then was 945, as compared to the number that was recorded on Sunday; 985.
Back then, the pandemic had just surfaced in Israel and significant restrictions had not even been imposed. In the months that followed, additional cases continue to emerge, and the statistics climbed up. When the country was experiencing its second and third wave, in the months of October and January, the State of Israel had been registering no less than 70,000 to 80,000 cases on a daily basis.
Various restrictive measures had been levied then to ensure that the numbers stayed as low as possible. However, a situation as good as the one witnessed recently had been a rare occurrence.
Due to the successful and effective vaccination campaign that was run by the government, more than 5 million people in the State of Israel have been fully vaccinated, out of a total of 9.3 million. As of now, the country is one of those nations that is leading the fight against deadly contagion.
If compared, Belgium, which has a population of around 11 million people, presently reported more than 106,000 active cases of the novel coronavirus. Similarly, with a population of around 9 million people, Austria has recorded at least 17,000 cases on a daily basis. Norway houses around 5 million people in total and has been consistently recording somewhere around 26,000 people.
A computational biology professor working at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Eran Segla, took to the micro-blogging website, Twitter, to commend Israel on its tireless efforts and becoming a leading nation in the battle against the coronavirus.
Talking about statistics, the professor added how since the peak in the middle of January, the country has recorded 99% lesser cases, 98% fewer seriously ill patients, as well as 98% lesser fewer of deaths. As of now, the country is only registering 5 cases on a daily basis per a single million. The number of critically ill patients is 0.4 per million, whereas the number of deaths is only 0.2 every day per million.
Segal expressed happiness at how life is more or less back to normal in the State of Israel. He noted how only a few restrictions are in place. He revealed how the country had only been registering fewer than 100 cases every day. Moreover, the percentage of tests coming back with a positive result stayed below 0.3%. In the last couple of months, he recalled how the authorities had constantly been reporting thousands of patients daily. The positive rate as well, went up as much as 10% and even more.