Israeli health officials reported more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours this Friday, a threshold the Hebrew state hasn’t crossed since July 28, exactly a month ago.
In particular, the Israeli Ministry of Health has reported 2,068 additional cases, bringing the tentative balance since the pandemic started to 111,493. According to the Yediot Ahronoth newspaper, 891 people have lost their lives, victims of COVID-19, three more than on Thursday.
Israel had relatively low levels of contagion at the start of the pandemic, but cases rose sharply after the restrictions began to be lifted in May. Schools will resume classes next Tuesday.
According to the DPA news agency, authorities are concerned that the situation will worsen in September due to the Jewish holidays. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has recommended that the population not hold family celebrations: “We have to be careful this year.”