Coronavirus Israel Live: Israeli Minister Enters Quarantine as Tel Aviv Sees Spike in Cases

Israel has seen a spike in coronavirus cases as schools, businesses, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions and other establishments reopen. Schools throughout the country have closed after cases tied to students and staff members continue to climb. 

■ 18,180 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 299 people have died. In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 554 people tested positive; two people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 66 people were diagnosed and one person has died. 

– corona-stats

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11:21 A.M. Israeli minister to enter quarantine after staffer diagnosed with coronavirus

Science and Technology Minister Izhar Shay (Kahol Lavan) was informed that one of his staffers had contracted the coronavirus.