Coronavirus Israel Live: Health Ministry Director Says Defense Ministry Should Take on More in Managing Crisis

Israel and the West Bank are dealing with a renewed outbreak of the coronavirus, leading to proposals and measures intended to curb its spread and mitigate the economic ramifications of the crisis by both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities.

24,688 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 320 people have died. 

– corona-stats

In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 2,025 people tested positive; eight people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 72 people were diagnosed and one person has died. 

■ Coronavirus tracker: Live stats of cases and deaths

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12:10 P.M. After Netanyahu's intervention, digital tracking vill to go second and third votes today

Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request, the move to delay the Knesset vote on Shin Bet digital tracking measures to next week was cancelled, and a second and third reading on the bill will likely take place today.