According to the Times of Israel, a leading health expert in the country said that 0.6% of the population was testing positive daily for the virus — most likely the latest variant, omicron, which is highly contagious but also very mild. Prof.
Eran Segal of The Weizmann Institute said at that rate, Israel currently leads the world in per capita infection rates, even though the population is required to get the latest version of vaccines available and despite heavy quarantine and lockdown regimes. However, Segal tried to excuse the high infection rate:
But Segal noted it was likely that Israel was not truly the country with the highest infection rate. Rather, he attributed the figures to Israel being a leading country in the number of tests performed each day, relative to its population size.
Israel is followed in the highest daily cases worldwide ranking by Mongolia, Peru, Canada and Georgia.
The fact is, either you’re the number one country, per capita, in daily infections — or you’re not. And right now, Israel is No. 1, period, no matter how you look at the data.
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