The number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in Israel dropped to its lowest point since December 30 on Tuesday, according to Health Ministry figures. New deaths and infections continued to decline since highs in January.

The ministry said there were 704 active serious cases, including 265 classified as critical and 226 patients on ventilators.

Serious cases peaked in mid- to late-January with over 1,900 patients, with the number steadily falling since.

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The drop in serious cases comes alongside Israel’s world-leading vaccination campaign.

The Health Ministry said Tuesday evening that over 4.8 million Israelis have received their first vaccine dose, or over half of the population, and over 3.4 million have received their second dose.

For people over 70, who are more likely to become seriously sick from the virus, over 90 percent are vaccinated.

Read more at Times of Israel.