Israeli army reports near tripling of coronavirus cases in 9 days

Number of Israeli soldiers with the coronavirus nearly triples in past nine days to 568.

Ron Kampeas, JTA ,

IDF soldiers
IDF soldiers
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Israel’s army reported a near tripling of coronavirus cases in nine days, according to data released by the IDF.

The military released figures showing infections rising from 203 on July 4 to 568 on Monday.

Israel is undergoing a spike in reported cases of the virus. In the 24 hours ending the morning of July 8, Israel recorded more than 1,300 cases, the highest number since the outbreak.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged that the country reopened too soon after having diminished the number of infections.