Despite their strong preventive efforts, the first case of the “Delta Plus” Variant has reached Israel.
On Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry revealed that the first case of the AY.4.2 Delta variant, known as “Delta Plus,” has been identified in the country from an 11-year-old boy who had returned from Moldova.
Sources said Delta Plus was first identified in July 2021 and has been identified in several countries in Europe, with the largest number of cases in the UK.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry of Israel said the number of patients who died of COVID-19 is now 8,010.
The data from the Health Ministry also shows that 1,600 people died since the beginning of the fourth wave in June.
The Health Ministry added that in the previous 24 hours, six patients succumbed to the virus.
Another 224 individuals have passed away since the beginning of October.
Moreover, the latest health data has also shown that most COVID casualties in Israel are over the age of 60 and unvaccinated.
Last September 23, the Health Ministry said 19 people died of COVID-19 in just one day.