According to the report, the extent of the disease is still very high despite the decrease in the coefficient of infection, as is the burden on hospitals. • On the British mutation: "Responsible for tens of percent of those infected
Corona Department at Shaare Zedek Hospital
Oren Ben Hakon
An AMN report released this morning (Friday) confirms the publication yesterday that there are signs of curbing the extent of morbidity in Corona.
According to the report, the morbidity in Corona in Israel continues at a high rate, along with signs of a decline. The report also states that the infection rate fell below 1 in the last day for the first time in more than two months, which was reflected in an increase in immigration. .
In terms of the burden on hospitals, the daily verified number and the positive rate, these are still very high numbers (more than 1,001 patients in critical condition).
"The British mutation is responsible for tens of percent of those infected"
The report also refers to the British mutation. The report states that its presence appears to affect the extent of morbidity in Israel, since it is a significantly more contagious strain than the previous strains.
According to AMN estimates, the mutant virus is responsible for tens of percent of the infection in the population. Due to its widespread distribution, extreme adherence to the rules of distance and in particular the wearing of masks and the maintenance of the high rate of immunization are required.
They also point out that until the degree of risk posed by the other prominent mutant strains, with an emphasis on the South African and Brazilian species, acute preventive measures must be taken to prevent their spread, including preventing them from entering Israel, and cutting off infection chains that have already begun.
"Slow rate of vaccination of at-risk population"
The report also refers to the "give a shoulder" vaccination campaign and states that Israel is a world leader in this respect. In Israel, about 3.3 million vaccine doses have been given so far, of which about 800,000 are second dose. To date, at least 81% of this population have been vaccinated with at least a first vaccine, and it will be recalled that even after vaccination, those aged 60 and over will be left at risk of severe morbidity in the population, until widespread vaccination.
It is also noted that the extent of severe morbidity and mortality in the short term is progressing in recent days at a very slow pace.