The main thrust of the vaccination programme is over. With more than 5.1 million fully vaccinated and another 300,000 having had their first shot, every adult who wants a vaccination has had one.
Israeli company Migvax has announced successful trials of an oral booster which could be ready for use in nine months. Meanwhile, Israeli researchers claim that adults under 30 are almost fully protected after a single dose of a vaccine, which could be massively beneficial to countries which are struggling to obtain sufficient vaccines.
With Israel's Covid stats down to just 210 active cases, and only 31 of those being serious, it looks as thought the pandemic is over. After well over a year, this will therefore be the final of our weekly updates.
With infection rates now very low, Israel has fallen again. to 25th place, for the number of coronavirus tests per million people (1,582.470), 16 places below the UK (2,832,809). This compares to the disputed territories in 95th place (355.602).
Israel has fallen to 64th place for deaths per million people (689 per million). The UK remains 17th, with 1,875 deaths per million, far higher than Israel: a testament to the heroes of Magen David Adom and all those involved in the Israeli health system. Also impressive is the statistic for the disputed territories, with only 676 deaths per million people despite a slight rise to 67th place in the list. Both Israelis and Palestinians therefore remain much less likely to die of Covid-19 than the frequency of confirmed cases would suggest, whereas people in the UK are much more likely to die.