Israel signed a new record of coronavirus infections within 24 hours this Wednesday with at least 2,183 infections. This is evident from official statistics, which are far from the target the authorities had set themselves with guarantees for the start of the school year.
The Israeli Ministry of Health reported maximum infection rates this week, increasing the cases recorded since the pandemic began to more than 119,500. At least 963 people have died among the victims of COVID-19.
The Israeli government had set a goal of reducing the number of daily infections to below 400 before the new school year, which began Tuesday. 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.
Authorities also expressed concern about possible outbreaks related to the celebrations for the middle of the month of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.