טיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקה
Treating coronavirus patients at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva
Photo: Soroka Medical Center
Treating coronavirus patients at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva

Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 16; number of cases up to 4,695

Rise of 348 cases since Monday morning; 79 people in serious condition, with 66 on respirators; 161 have now recovered, including 38-year-old bus driver previously in very serious condition but who has now been allowed home

Adir Yanko |
Published: 03.30.20 , 20:42
Israel's death toll from the coronavirus rose from 15 to 16 on Monday evening, with 4,695 confirmed cases. The numbers mark a rise of 348 in cases since Monday morning.
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  • Of the number of confirmed cases, 79 people are in serious condition, with 66 people on respirators.
    טיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקהטיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקה
    Treating coronavirus patients at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva
    (Photo: Soroka Medical Center)
    Another 90 people are in moderate condition and the rest of the cases are showing mild symptoms.
    Since the start of the outbreak in Israel, 161 people have recovered from the virus and sent home. Among them is a 38-year-old from East Jerusalem, who had been hospitalized in very serious condition in Tiberias and was released Monday. He is believed to have been infected when driving a group of South Korean pilgrims who also had the virus.
    מחלקת הקורונה בבית החולים רמבם בחיפהמחלקת הקורונה בבית החולים רמבם בחיפה
    Treating coronavirus patients at Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa
    (Photo: Rambam Healthcare Campus)
    Hospitals are treating 527 people, 2,107 are being treated at home, and 586 are in hotels dedicated to people confirmed with the disease.
    There are 1,269 are awaiting a decision regarding their treatment.
    Health Ministry officials warn of a shortage in ventilators following their estimates that up to 5,000 people will be in need of respiratory assistance as a result of the disease.
    Many of the seriously ill come from ultra-Orthodox communities, prompting police to announce they will increase enforcement of government's regulations in the affected areas.
    שוטרת מדברת עם חרדי ב מאה שערים ירושלים שוטרת מדברת עם חרדי ב מאה שערים ירושלים
    Police enforce coronavirus directives in Jerusalem orthodox neighborhood
    (Photo: MCT)
    On Monday, police conducted raids on dozens of synagogues in the ultra-Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, arresting three people for violating government directives.

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