Covid Roundup 25 August

Just a few brief updates:

  • Serious Covid-19 cases in Israel are up to 427, the highest recorded number since the start of the pandemic. 121 are on ventilators, the highest since the last wave. I suspect that this increase is because of the higher age profile of recent new infections — more on this in the future (it’s the future now so more here).
  • On Monday, Israel reported processing over 30,000 tests, breaking 30k for the first time in over a month.
  • Gadi Yevarkan, a Likud MK and deputy minister, was diagnosed with the coronavirus. A few days ago, Immigration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata (Blue and White) was also confirmed infected with Covid-19. Several Knesset members who have been in contact with them are now in self-isolation.
  • The Government once again delayed a vote on the Gamzu Plan, instead renewing the current social distancing rules (20 indoors, 30 outdoors).