Israel world #1 in daily COVID cases per capita; exposed schoolkids won’t quarantine

Naftali Bennett

Israel is leading the world in new daily COVID-19 cases per capita, data showed Thursday. Speaking to Channel 12 news, a top health expert advising the government cited figures from Our World in Data showing 0.6 percent of the population was testing positive per day. The numbers comparing each country’s seven-day running average put Israel […]

COVID: First signs that vaccine protects against Omicron – health minister

Omicron Variant

So far, Israel has registered four cases infected with the new variant, while general morbidity remains low. There are indications that individuals fully vaccinated against corona within six months or with the booster are also protected against the Omicron variant, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Tuesday, after another two cases were identified, bringing the […]

Health Ministry chief says coronavirus spread reaching record heights

As over 10,000 new cases are diagnosed, Nachman Ash tells lawmakers he had hoped recent downward trend would continue Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash said Tuesday that the current wave of coronavirus infections is surpassing anything seen in previous outbreaks and that he is disappointed that a recent downward trend appeared to be reversing. Ash’s […]