Monitoring the coronavirus ward at the Sharon Hospital near Tel Aviv

Israel Health Ministry: 4,347 confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of patients in need of ventilators has seen a 46% increase adding to concerns that up to 5,000 people will be requiring respiratory support while the number of existing ventilators cannot support the expected need

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Updated: 03.30.20 , 13:44
The Health Ministry on Monday released the latest tally of confirmed coronavirus cases that have now reached 4,347.

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  • There are 80 people are described to be in a serious condition of which 69 require the help of ventilators.
    בית חולים השרוןבית חולים השרון
    Monitoring the coronavirus ward at the Sharon Hospital near Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Rami Zerenger)
    Hospitals are treating 543 people, 2,107 are being treated at home, and 586 are in hotels dedicated to people confirmed with the disease.
    There are 962 are awaiting a decision regarding their treatment and 139 people have so far recovered and 15 people have died as a result of the virus.
    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.
    There has been a 46% increase in severe cases needing ventilators in the past 24 hours.
    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.

    First published: 10:37 , 03.30.20
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