More than 2,800 coronavirus cases again, no new restrictions in place – The Jerusalem Post (Holidays and currying political support still more important than health?)

Since yesterday, several more Jerusalem neighborhoods went from orange to red. At the same time, five more cities across the country became orange.
The number of people in serious condition is rising with the numbers: 400 patients are in serious condition, including 150 who are intubated. Some 3.4% of the more than 80,000 people screened for the virus tested positive.
The death toll hit 3,033.
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein explained at the Knesset and in interviews that the number of cases had to average out to more than 2,500 per day, which is why the new restrictions had not yet been put in place. By most estimates, this means that tightened restrictions would be rolled out in about four days.
“The daily number of diagnoses is high,” said Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch in an interview with Army Radio on Wednesday. But, like Edelstein, he said that no changes would be made until the weekly trend was evaluated.
Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz raised a red flag on Wednesday, calling on the coronavirus cabinet to convene, but no meeting was set.

Source: More than 2,800 coronavirus cases again, no new restrictions in place – The Jerusalem Post