Covid surge unabated –  4,973 new cases in 24 hours

Another record set on Monday was the number of tests conducted in a day – 47,509 – of which 10 percent were positive. The number of seriously ill has risen to 533 with a declining number 140 on ventilators. The six-month death toll stands at 1,141. As for the lockdown that goes into effect on Friday afternoon, the Mayor Jerusalem announced that the coronavirus director Prof. Yossi Gamzu had agreed to leave the Mahane Yehuda open air market open, like the supermarkets.

The continuation of anti-prime minister demonstrations outside his home, in which thousands of people take part, is under consideration before the Knesset’s Interior Community as a source of covid-19 contagion.

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