אפיק סויסה ושמעון לוי שני החולים הקשים ביותר מהקורונה, יצאו לראשונה מהיחידה לטיפול נמרץ
Medical staff at Ichilov Hospital
Photo: Ichilov Hospital
Medical staff at Ichilov Hospital

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 271, with 3 deaths in 24 hours

The Health Ministry says the number of confirmed cases has not increased since evening, while the number of intubated patients falls below 50 for the first time in weeks; number of virus tests drops sharply to below 2,000

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Published: 05.17.20 , 12:59
Israel recorded three new coronavirus-related death over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 271, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning. The number of confirmed cases, however, has not increased since the evening hours and currently stands at 16,607.
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  • Of the latest figures, 59 people are in serious condition, with 48 patients needing ventilator support, a drop which for the first time in weeks sees the number of intubated fall below 50.
    אפיק סויסה ושמעון לוי שני החולים הקשים ביותר מהקורונה, יצאו לראשונה מהיחידה לטיפול נמרץאפיק סויסה ושמעון לוי שני החולים הקשים ביותר מהקורונה, יצאו לראשונה מהיחידה לטיפול נמרץ
    Medical staff at Ichilov Hospital
    (Photo: Ichilov Hospital )
    At least 39 COVID-19 patients are in moderate condition and the rest have mild symptoms.
    The Health Ministry said there are 3,452 people currently infected with the pathogen, while 12,884 patients have recovered from the disease.
    Over the past 24 hours, however, medical officials conducted only 1,571 coronavirus tests.
    Jerusalem still has the highest number of coronavirus cases with 3,670 confirmed infections, followed by the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak with 2,920.
    שוק מחנה יהודה נפתח בצל הקורונהשוק מחנה יהודה נפתח בצל הקורונה
    Markets in Jerusalem reopen
    (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum )
    The city of Tel Aviv has so far recorded 563 coronavirus cases.
    The ultra-Orthodox city of Beit Shemesh and the Haredi settlement of Modi'in-Illit have recorded 520 and 419 cases, respectively.
    According to the latest data, over 187 members of the medical staff are currently in self-isolation after being exposed to the pathogen, including 30 doctors and 74 nurses.
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