Downturn in national coronavirus figures, Jerusalem tops the chart

Altogether 99,599 Israelis were registered as infected by coronavirus on Friday, after there were 1,267 new cases in the last 24 hours – down from the former average of 1,600 a day. Of this number, 23,600 were actively ill and 389 in serious condition in hospital. The death toll rose to 795. Jerusalem has 3,676 active cases of covid-19, the highest in the country, followed by Bnei Brak with 1,232, Modiin Ilit with 1,039 and Tel Aviv just below a thousand with 975 recorded cases. The coronavirus cabinet meets early next week to discuss the Gamzu partial lockdown plan for the High Holidays after the ministers twice failing to reach agreement on the plan.


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