מחסומי משטרה בתל אביב בתחילת הסגר השלישי
Israel enters third coronavirus lockdown
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Coronavirus ward at Rambam Hospital

Israel posts 3,498 daily virus cases, with 4.9% infection rate

Health Ministry says the contagion rate is the highest it has been over the past 7 days; Jerusalem boasts the highest infection rate in the country with 11%; 6 more patients die over the past day

Ynet |
Published: 12.28.20 , 08:50
Israel on Monday morning posted 3,498 new daily coronavirus cases, diagnosed a day earlier.
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  • The Health Ministry said on Sunday they conducted 72,763 COVID-19 tests, putting the contagion rate at 4.9%, the highest the figure has been over the past seven days.
    מחלקת קורונה ברמב"ם חיפהמחלקת קורונה ברמב"ם חיפה
    Coronavirus ward at Rambam Hospital
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    At least 590 patients are in serious condition, of whom 144 are ventilated. The official death toll now stands at 3,226 after six more patients died over the past 24 hours.
    According to the Health Ministry, in the last seven days the infection rate in Jerusalem was 11%, in Bnei Brak 14%, in Tel Aviv 3%, in Haifa 5%, in Ashdod 6%, in Petah Tikva 4%, in Beit Shemesh 11%, in Nazareth 11%, in Rishon Letsiyon 3%, in Be'er Sheva 3%, in Modi'in Illit 14%, in Holon 4%, in Netanya 4%, in Beitar Illit 18%, in Tamra 13%, in Ashkelon 4%, in Shefar'am 11% and in Elad 14%.
    Eilat and Dimona are the only two cities in the country that remain "green", according to the Traffic Light Model that assesses the risk of COVID-19 infection in municipalities.
    מחסומי משטרה בתל אביב בתחילת הסגר השלישימחסומי משטרה בתל אביב בתחילת הסגר השלישי
    Israel enters third coronavirus lockdown
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    In the meantime, a little more than two months after the end of the second nationwide lockdown, Israel entered its third coronavirus closure on Sunday evening, in an effort to reduce the spread of the pathogen.
    During the lockdown, 380 checkpoints will be erected across the country each night, while in the daytime, police officers in 21 different checkpoints will inspect drivers on the road at random, making sure the closure is being observed.
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