Israel: Record 7,527 New Daily Cases, 61 Deaths Within 24 Hours

Workers from the "Chevra Kadisha," Israel's official Jewish burial society, prepare a body before a funeral procession at a special morgue for COVID-19 victims in the central Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. With Israel facing one of the world's worst outbreaks, burial workers have been forced to wear protective gear and take other safety measures as they cope with a growing number of coronavirus-related deaths. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Israel’s Health Ministry confirmed 7,527 new coronavirus cases on Friday morning in the previous 24 hours. The positive testing rate also broke a record, climbing to 12.8%.

There are currently 60,786 active virus cases, with 669 seriously ill patients, of whom 167 are ventilated. The death toll has risen to 1,378 after a grim record of 61 deaths were confirmed on Thursday, the highest number since the pandemic began, with another nine deaths confirmed on Friday.

A Channel 12 News report on Thursday night listed the government’s criteria for lifting the lockdown:

  • A basic reproduction number [an epidemiological term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is by measuring the expected number of transmitted cases from one case] of less than one, for a week.
  • Less than 500 daily cases.
  • Less than 50 seriously ill patients.
  • Less than 5% of coronavirus tests confirmed as positive (2% less than the 7% cited by Health Ministry Deputy Director-General Itamar Grotto last week).
  • Less than ten virus hotspots throughout Israel.
  • The government’s ability to halt the infection cycle within 48 hours.

A study by the Weizmann Institute of Science says that the infection rate won’t significantly decrease until November, meaning that the economy will have to remain closed until then.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. I didn’t realize Israel was in on the “democratic hoax”. If they would just follow the “Zelenko protocol” all would be healthy and well. Maybe they are sick because of excessive mask wearing? Oh, the twin towers were brought down by JFK’s uncle who also happened to be related to President Bush. The reason they brought them down was to hide documents showing that vaccinations are extremely deadly.

  2. This is the truth for Israel:- Corona is now unstoppable, and at some point everyone in Israel will be affected/infected by Corona at 1 level or other, until Corona has nowhere else to spread to, and only them shall Corona decrease.
    Like a forest fire:- When there are no more trees to burn, then fire goes out.