JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Israel reported a new daily record of 48,095 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the caseload in the country to 1,669,629, said the Israeli health ministry.

The death toll from the virus increased by 16 to 8,290, said the ministry.

The number of patients in serious condition rose from 254 to 284, while the number of active cases reached a record of 258,664, the ministry added.

The number of people in Israel who have received the fourth vaccine dose reached 468,699, most of whom are aged 60 and over, while 4.37 million, or 46.2 percent of the population, have received the third booster shot.