Active coronavirus cases top 8,000

634 new coronavirus cases reported so far Wednesday as MK Naftali Bennett announces formation of 'civil coronavirus cabinet.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


The Health Ministry announced Wednesday evening that 634 new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed since midnight.

The total number of active coronavirus cases rose to 8,271. 58 patients are in serious condition, 25 of whom are on ventilators.

One person died Wednesday, raising the death toll from the disease to 321.

Earlier, Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett announced that he was establishing a "civil coronavirus cabinet" consisting of health, epidemiology, and business experts.

Bennett strongly criticized the government and official Coronavirus Cabinet's handing of the pandemic.

"The State of Israel is experiencing a worsening economic crisis, the worst in its history. The civil coronavirus cabinet is ready to help in decision making and in promoting actions to save the livelihood of Israel's citizens while also maintaining their health," Bennett said.