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Israel Finally Sees Drop in COVID Cases – No Thanks to Lockdown

Meanwhile, as the election nears, Israel's government turns its COVID failures into a pat on the back, though Netanyahu can forget about a New Zealand moment

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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For the first time in two months, Israel’s coronavirus numbers are creating a narrow space for cautious optimism. For the first time in a month or so, the number of seriously ill dipped below 1,000 after topping 1,200.

This week also saw slight but steady declines in daily new cases, and in the rate of positive tests. Meanwhile, the number of hospital staff  who are ill and quarantined decreased to about 1,800 from above 5,000.

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