Over Third of Israelis Received First COVID Vaccine Dose

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An Israeli receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit HMO center in Petah Tikva, January 27, 2021.
An Israeli receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit HMO center in Petah Tikva, January 27, 2021. Credit: Hadas Prosh
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More than one third of Israel's population (33 percent) has received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, according to data released by the Health Ministry Sunday. 

"More than 3 million people have been vaccinated in the State of Israel," Health Minister Yuli Edelstein wrote in a Facebook post. 

"That's one third of Israelis! 1,729,000 of those have received their second vaccine," Edelstein added. 

According to the Health Ministry data, 19 percent of Israelis have received the second vaccine. 

Over the weekend, 178,000 Israelis were vaccinated against the coronavirus.  

Israel currently has 72,026 active cases; 4,745 people have died. In the West Bank, there are 4,451 active cases and 1,473 deaths, and in Gaza 4,616 active cases and 520 deaths.

On Friday, Israel announced it will be sending 5,000 vaccines to Palestinian healthcare workers in the West Bank, yet did not disclose the exact date of the shipment. 

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