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Herzog hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the Coronavirus ward of the Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem, July 29, 2021.

In the span of seven days, seven Israelis have died of complications from the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Health Ministry reported Thursday.

On Wednesday, 2,165 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed out of 102,524 tests carried out, with the positivity rate at 2.35 percent.

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One day earlier, there were more than 2,200 new cases diagnosed.

At present, 275 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in medical centers around the country, including 159 patients listed in serious condition, of whom 33 were listed in critical condition; 26 patients are relying on ventilators to maintain life support.

On Thursday morning, there were 15,292 active cases of the virus in the Jewish State.

Including the three Israelis who died on Wednesday, the death toll from the coronavirus reached 6,463.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.