The Israeli Ministry of Health has recorded 2,180 new infections with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, an unprecedented number since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which coincided with the reopening of schools and daycare centers on Tuesday.
The Israeli government had set itself the goal of reducing the number of daily infections below 400 before the start of the school year. On Monday evening, and with the data on the table deteriorating, he decided to postpone the return to classes in the cities with the highest virus prevalence, with the exception of special education and vulnerable young people.
Israel broke the 2,000 daily COVID-19 case threshold for the first time on Friday and broke that barrier again this Tuesday. Overall, the Ministry of Health estimates that at least 117,241 people have been infected with coronavirus in Israel, while 946 people have died from COVID-19.