On April 16, local time, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that health authorities had confirmed seven cases of variant coronavirus (VUI B.1.617) found in India. The patients, who had been diagnosed after coming to Israel from other countries, had not been vaccinated against the new coronavirus.
There is not enough evidence to determine whether the variant new coronavirus found in India poses a threat to vaccinated or recovered people. The Israeli Ministry of Health reminds people that they must be quarantined when they come to Israel from abroad, especially from high-risk countries such as India.
For some time now, the incidence of coronavirus in Israel has continued to decline, with 95 new confirmed cases and one death in the past 24 hours. Since the outbreak a total of 836,740 cases have been confirmed and 6,315 deaths have been reported.