Monday, 21 September 2020
Local Time In Israel Asia - Jerusalem

 

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Quick-Read: Daily Israel Coronavirus Updates for September.

More than 7 million cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in August (one million every 4 days). September has already seen almost that - 6,5 million new cases have been diagnosed so far

In Israel, August brought than 40,000 new cases and on 1st September there were more than 116,000 of total diagnosed cases. Over 69,000 cases have been diagnosed since September 1st.  On erev Rosh Hashana (18 September) a total of 179,071 cases had been diagnosed in Israel.  The average number of daily cases in Israel has shot up from 1,700 and the seven day moving average is now around 4,400 cases.

International travel commenced as some countries are  classified as 'green' and isolation upon return is no longer required. Since then the number of cases around the world has started creeping up.

Prof. Roni Gamzu's traffic-light plan was finally approved. The new academic year commenced but has it been the catalyst for the third wave? In spite of quotas set on public gatherings, weekly demonstrations with thousand of participants continue across the country.  The government approved a second lockdown commencing Friday, September 18th (Erev Rosh Hashanah). Hospitals are taking strain and some corona wards are already 100% full.

We anxiously await a vaccine but in the meantime, we all have a personal responsibility to do our very best to protect ourselves and the community from infection.  It's up to us. Please wear your masks and adhere to social distancing and hygiene directives.

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Diagnosed cases of the coronavirus in Israel since the onset of the pandemic - 3 and 7-day moving averages (Image credit: Worldometer)

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