The Ministry of Health reported 501 news coronavirus cases yesterday, half of which were children.
After several weeks of daily caseloads between 200-300 confirmed cases, yesterday saw an increase of about 45%.
The reinstituted Coronavirus Cabinet is set to meet tonight to discuss the recent uptake in cases and potential measures to combat what seems like a new outbreak due to the spread of the super-contagious Delta variant.
In addition, the Cabinet may impose further restrictions on Israeli citizens returning from abroad. The expected opening of Ben-Gurion Airport to individual foreign tourists was already postponed from July 1 to Aug. 1.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.