Friday, June 25, 2021

About 50% infected adults in Covid-19 Delta variant outbreak in Israel fully vaccinated: Report | World News - Hindustan Times

About half of the adults who tested positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus were fully immunized with the Pfizer vaccine, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Friday. Also, 90% of the new infections were caused by the Delta variant, the WSJ report showed citing Ran Balicer, who leads an expert advisory panel on Covid-19 for the government.

Meanwhile, children below the age of 12 accounted for about half of the infections and most of them were not vaccinated against the disease, the report also showed.

The outbreak has pushed the Israeli government to reimpose the indoor mask rule and other similar measures to prevent a flare-up in cases due to the highly transmissible strain. Earlier on Friday, the country's health ministry reimposed the rule that required people to wear facemasks in enclosed public spaces following a spike in the number of daily new infections.

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