The Health Ministry revealed on Friday that the number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel has dropped below 10,000 for the first time in over three months.
At the moment, the COVID cases in Israel stand at 9,354 as of Friday morning, after passing 90,000 in early September.
The Health Ministry said the data also showed 651 new cases were confirmed on Thursday, down from between 5,000 and 6,000 daily almost two months ago.
Health experts said the latest COVID data is an indication that Israel’s fourth COVID wave, which began in July and at its height saw more than 10,000 new cases reported each day has ended.
On Monday, the Ministry of Health revealed it is seriously thinking of initiating a vaccination rollout for Israeli children ages 5-11.
The Ministry of Health led CEO Prof. Nachman Ash, with the CEOs of the four kupot cholim (HMOs) in Israel joining him.
Prof. Ash announced their plans for a pediatric vaccination drive which would start within a month.
Sources said the epidemiological team will meet next week after the FDA has apparently approved the vaccine and will decide whether to recommend the childhood vaccine or to leave it to parents to decide.
The team will also discuss the issuance of green passes for children.
Giving a vaccine to children is popular in Israel as a survey last week in which 680 parents participated stated that 48% of parents were eager to vaccinate their children, while 23% were against the vaccination.
Meanwhile, based on the same survey we learned that 60% of all parents made it clear that studies on vaccine safety and side effects will help them make a decision.