GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Israel experiences spike in Covid cases as global infections pass 112.6 million

25 February 2021 (Last Updated February 25th, 2021 14:10)

25 February

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 112,660,000, with more than 2,499,000 deaths and 73,958,000 recoveries.

The US, India, and Brazil continue to lead the global Covid-19 confirmed case count and are followed by the UK, Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Germany.

In terms of vaccinations, the US leads the world in administered doses while China, the UK, India, Israel, and Brazil follow.

In Israel, a prominent health ministry official warns that the timeline Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out for re-opening the country cannot be guaranteed.

This news is due to a spike in cases among younger patients according to Health Ministry data.

Moreover, despite a successful vaccination campaign, Israel’s hospital wards remain full and the test positivity rate remains above 5%.

In addition, Israel’s R0 has increased this past week, as the value went from 0.79 on Sunday to 0.93 on Thursday.

This suggests that more people are becoming infected relative the number of active cases.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData