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Decline COVID-19 morbidity cause for 'cautious optimism'


October 16, 2020

(JNS) — The percentage of Israelis testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased for the third day in a row, according to Israeli Health Ministry figures released on Sunday.

In an interview with Channel 12 on Sunday morning, Weizmann Institute scientist Eran Segal expressed “cautious optimism” regarding the trend, saying “it’s possible that the spike in morbidity in the general population has been halted [or is] on the decline.”

He added that morbidity is also declining in the Arab sector, at the same rate as during the first lockdown, but that “in contrast, the haredi [ultr...

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