Number of Serious COVID Patients Hits Peak; 70% Not Inoculated

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Hospital staff provide medical care for patients at a coronavirus ward at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov). (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo)

The Health Ministry reported Sunday that Israel’s number of COVID patients hospitalized in serious condition has reached 726, a peak for the month of September, while the number of ventilated patients remains at 195.

According to the ministry, 481 of all patients in serious condition have not been inoculated against COVID at all, 157 received both doses of the vaccine, while 55 have received three doses. There was no information available on the remaining 33 patients.

The ministry’s data shows that almost 70% of all critical patients were not vaccinated, while 8% received both doses as well as the booster.

Among seriously ill patients who are less than 60 years of age – 223 were not vaccinated, 45 received both doses and 10 received both doses as well as the booster. Those figures indicated that 80% of younger seriously ill patients were those who did not receive the vaccine.

The data also shows that the probability of developing a serious illness due to COVID-19 is 45 times higher among those unvaccinated, compared to those in the same age groups who received three doses of the vaccine.

Since the start of the pandemic 7,511 Israelis have died from complications of the virus.