Number of Israelis reinfected by South African variant rises to 3, raising concerns
The Health Ministry this week recorded an additional 14 confirmed cases of the South African variant in Israel, bringing the total of number of such infections to 44, with 124 confirmed contacts and 36 infection chains. Health officials believe the numbers are substantially higher.
In late January, the first Israeli, a 57-year-old man from central Israel, was reinfected with the South Africa coronavirus variant after returning from a trip to Turkey.
The Health Ministry said in a statement that it was “making an effort to examine the extent of the outbreak” in Israel’s northern “triangle” region, made up of Arab towns and villages where the inoculation rollout has lagged behind the rest of the country due to, among other factors, mistrust in the central government.
The mutation has reached at least 32 countries and induced panic across the globe as countries continue to struggle to advance their vaccination campaigns.
Israel has vaccinated more than 3.9 million of its citizens, more …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]