TEL AVIV, AUGUST 17 – Over 8 thousand (8,646) new infections in the last 24 hours in Israel: a record in the last 6 months, or since last February. This is indicated by the data released by the ministry of health which record a morbidity rate of 6.2% on about 143 thousand tampons, also a record. Still slightly down – according to the same data – the seriously ill even if the active cases remain over 50 thousand. To date, over 1 million Israelis have been vaccinated with the third dose whose immunization campaign is proceeding at an accelerated rate. (HANDLE).