Coronavirus Israel Live: Top Health Official Says Renewed Outbreak ‘Can’t Be Ignored’

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. 

■ 19,237 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 302 people have died. In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 614 people tested positive; two people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 72 people were diagnosed and one person has died. 

– corona-stats

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