Some 200,000 Israelis have had COVID-19, new study shows
June 12, 2020
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or
(JNS) — According to a new study by Tel Aviv University in conjunction with Magen David Adom and the Israeli Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control, some 2.5 percent of Israel’s population, or some 200,000 people, have had COVID-19, most of whom may not have developed symptoms.
As of Tuesday morning, the official number of Israeli COVID-19 cases was 17,219.
The numbers are based on tests for coronavirus antibodies conducted among 1,700 people throughout Israel. The tests examined data from samples of blood donations taken from the Magen David Adom blood b...