Israel’s Health Ministry published the data on the coronavirus infection rate in Israelis who returned from abroad in October.
Turkey was number one on the list, with 20% of travelers who returned from Turkey to Israel from October 1 to October 28 testing positive for COVID-19 — 197 out of 988 Israelis.
Bulgaria was second on the list, with 13% of Israelis who returned from Bulgaria to Israel testing positive for the coronavirus — 100 out of 767 Israelis.
The third and fourth countries on the list, the U.S. and Greece, had a much lower percentage of Israelis returning with COVID-19 than the first two countries on the list, with only 6% of Israelis who returned from the US testing positive for the coronavirus — 62 out of 1,037, and 3.1% of Israelis who returned from Greece testing positive for COVID-19 — 64 out of 2,044.
In summary, 54% of Israelis who traveled abroad in October contracted the coronavirus in four countries – Turkey, the United States, Bulgaria and Greece, and a quarter of Israelis abroad contracted the virus in Turkey.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)