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Ambulance parked outside Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv
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Ambulance parked outside Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 225, confirmed cases at 16,101

103 people are in serious condition with 83 needing ventilators for respiratory assistance; in total 299 people are in hospital for COVID-19, while number of recovered patients reaches more than 9,000

Adir Yanko |
Published: 05.01.20, 21:33
Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 225 Israelis, the Health Ministry reported Friday evening.
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  • The number of people who have recovered from the virulent strain continues to outstrip the number of active infections for the third day in a row, the ministry said.
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    Ambulance parked outside Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv
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    Among Israel's 16,101 confirmed cases, 9,156 have now been found free of the disease, and 6,720 are still battling the virus.
    The number of patients receiving respiratory assistance stands at 83, the ministry said, and the number of patients in serious condition remains at 103.
    Another 77 people are in moderate condition and 6,540 show minor symptoms.
    There are currently 299 people being treated in hospitals across the country, while 3,850 are being treated at home and 1,719 people are recovering in specially designated hotels.
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    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
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    Ministers voted earlier Friday to reopen primary schools early next week under Health Ministry guidelines though some local governments say they have not been given enough time to prepare a safe opening of their schools.
    More restrictions are expected to be lifted after the cabinet meeting Sunday, with shopping malls and outdoor markets to be allowed to open.

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