25% of all active virus carriers are schoolchildren — report

Over one-quarter (25.9%) of active virus cases in Israel are children and teenagers in school, according to data submitted to the cabinet ahead of a ministerial meeting later on tightening the lockdown, Army Radio reports.

There are currently 56,223 active cases — meaning that over 14,000 students are ill with COVID-19.

That’s slightly lower than their proportion of the population, some 27%, the report notes.

The government has resisted closing all schools despite the rising virus rates.