The Israeli Ministry of Health reported 3,392 coronavirus infections in 24 hours this Tuesday, an unprecedented number since the pandemic began that exacerbated the upward trend in COVID-19 cases in Israel, where 135,043 cases are already occurring.
Authorities estimate that more than 106,000 people have overcome the virus, while the death toll remains at 1,026. Of the 27,723 cases classified as active, 463 correspond to patients in severe condition, according to the Times of Israel newspaper.
The fight against the pandemic has become the subject of political debate in Israel, and this week the government’s decision to replace proposed detention in 40 locations with curfews from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. has sparked controversy.
The restrictions were reportedly revised after several ultra-Orthodox mayors complained to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and even threatened to withdraw national support if he applied the original plan in areas with the highest prevalence of the virus.