The Israeli government revealed the country’s COVID-19 death toll has hit 10,001 on Tuesday since the pandemic started two years ago.
Despite the grim death toll, the latest data from the Israel Health Ministry has shown that the deaths from the virus have dropped 44% in the past week.
The health ministry also revealed that COVID-19 cases are also dropping which shows that the virus also retreating.
With the decreasing number of COVID cases, the government is very happy with the success of its policies in successfully handling the virus.
On Monday, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman said the decreasing number of COVID cases makes him at peace with his decision not to impose closures due to the coronavirus, despite the high death toll.
“In the end, our whole life is risk management and you have to make difficult decisions often. It’s not just going to war, but let’s say we know that every year in road accidents unfortunately 350 people will die, depending on what year. We know this in advance, and no one outlaws the vehicle,” Liberman said.