Fresh spike in Israel’s covid transmission rate, but more grades go back to school

Of the coronavirus samples taken on Saturday, a high.2.8pc came back positive, compared with 1+pc in the past week. Of most concern is the rising transmission rate The Health Ministry also reported 415 new cases on Saturday, pushing the total up to 328,583, while the death toll rose by three to a total of 2,757. Of the 8,479 active cases, 313 are in serious condition – a number that is rising. PM Binyamin Netanyahu has warned that if the infection and transmission figures continue to rise, the restrictions eased in the three weeks since the end of the last lockdown would be put back. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has meanwhile agreed to reopening more school classes, grades 5 to 6. on Tuesday in “green towns.”. He appreciated how vital it was for the children to return to school in all grades. He only objected to this measure being lumped in with other relaxations.


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