Only 1 Chareidi Diagnosed With COVID Over Pesach, As Rate Hits 9-Month Low

Photo: Rambam Medical Center spokesperson

On Monday morning, the first day of Chol Hamoed in Israel and exactly a year after the Chareidi sector in Israel was amid the worst coronavirus outbreak in the country and the city of Bnei Brak entered its first lockdown, the Health Ministry confirmed 128 new coronavirus patients, with only one of those cases from the Chareidi sector.

Furthermore, the positivity rate in the Chareidi sector is only 0.8%, while the rate in the general population has decreased to 1.5%.

The reproduction or R number in the general population in Israel had dropped to 0.55% in the general population and it stands at 0.44% in the Chareidi sector.

All Chareidi cities, including Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, Modiin Illit, Elad, Rechasim, Emanuel and Telzstone, continue to be “green,” with very low infection rates.

A total of 669 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized, of whom 212 are ventilated. The death toll has risen to 6,185.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. The title is a tefilla? Maybe a nevuah….?
    כן יהי רצון
    Far too early to know how many new cases over Pesach ie. how many were affected by the tefillos / sedorim / events.
    I believe the number will be very low, but too early to be definitive.

  2. Death toll BEFORE vaccine:
    3,200 in nine months
    (355 average deaths per month)

    Death toll AFTER vaccine:
    2,900 in 3.5 months
    (828 average deaths per month)

    IT IS OBVIOUS that Vaccine deaths are being called Covid deaths. Or that the vaccine actually makes people MORE susceptible to Covid!

  3. How do you define Chareidi? How do you know that no other person diagnosed with Covid are CHareidi other than the one? Does it matter? A Jew is a Jew. We are all born in Hashems image. The virus doesnt discriminate. May the one Chareidi and all the others have a Refuah Shelayma.