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As case numbers climb, Lapid to hold emergency COVID meeting tomorrow

People in Jerusalem wear face masks on January 21, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People in Jerusalem wear face masks on January 21, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid is slated to hold an urgent meeting tomorrow to discuss the rise in new COVID cases.

According to the Health Ministry, 1,615 new COVID cases were confirmed yesterday, with a current weekly average of 1,602 cases per day.

A week ago, the weekly average was 1,515 cases per day, and a month ago that figure stood at 904 daily cases.

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