צה"ל פותח מחלקת קורונה חדשה בבית החולים רמב"ם בחיפה
Coronavirus ward at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Overcrowded Tel Aviv beach, October 23

Tel Aviv sees more active virus patients than hotspot Bnei Brak

Health Ministry reports 552 of patients currently ill with the disease reside in Tel Aviv, while only 530 in Bnei Brak; on Wednesday 34,494 tests had been conducted, 688 of which came back positive, putting infection rate at 1.9%

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Published: 10.29.20 , 08:54
For the first time in months, the number of active coronavirus patients in Tel Aviv has surpassed the number of people currently ill with the disease in Bnei Brak. The Haredi city has remained one of the biggest COVID-19 hotspots in the country throughout the pandemic.
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  • The Health Ministry reported Thursday the number of active patients in the country now stands at 11,914, nearly six times lower than the same figure at the start of this month.
    הרבה רוחצים בחוף הים בתל אביבהרבה רוחצים בחוף הים בתל אביב
    Overcrowded Tel Aviv beach, October 23
    (Photo: Daniel Rup)
    At least 1,732 of them live in Jerusalem, 552 reside in Tel Aviv and 530 in Bnei Brak.
    The ministry also said that on Wednesday they conducted 34,494 COVID-19 tests, 688 of which came back positive, putting the contagion rate at 1.9%.
    The number of patients in serious condition now stands at 464, of whom 199 are ventilated. The official death toll has increased to 2,494.
    צה"ל פותח מחלקת קורונה חדשה בבית החולים רמב"ם בחיפהצה"ל פותח מחלקת קורונה חדשה בבית החולים רמב"ם בחיפה
    Coronavirus ward at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit )
    In the meantime, Israel's coronavirus cabinet is set to convene later in the day to discuss the possibility of further easing the lockdown curbs. Finance Minister Israel Katz has demanded for trade to partially reopen as soon as next week, a move which health authorities strongly oppose.
    On November 1, Israel is set to reopen schools for grades 1-4 as well as allow "one-on-one" treatments at hair and beauty salons.

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