Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 215

There are 7,386 people currently ill with COVID-19, 348 of them in hospitals, 115 in serious condition of which 90 are on ventilators assisting their breathing; in total 7,038 are in home care or dedicated hotels

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Published: 04.29.20, 22:16
Israel's fatalities from COVID-19 have reached 215 on Wednesday evening according to the Health Ministry with 115 people in serious condition and 90 of those needing ventilators to assist their breathing.

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  • A total of 15,834 people in Israel have contracted the virus since the outbreak of the pandemic.
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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
    ( Photo: Zlila Helman)
    There are 7,386 people currently ill with coronavirus 348 of them have been hospitalized, 4,395 are receiving care at home, 1,713 in dedicated coronavirus hotels, and 930 are awaiting a decision on where they are to be treated.
    For the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Israel, the total number of Israelis who recovered from coronavirus exceeded the number of active patients, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.
    Health workers received an honor salute from the Airforce marking Israel's 72nd Independence Day with a fly over the country's hospitals as medical teams stood outside and cheered.
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     Medical teams at the Shiba Medical Center cheer as the Airforce flies by in salute of health workers
     Medical teams at the Shiba Medical Center cheer as the Airforce flies by in salute of health workers
    Medical teams at the Shiba Medical Center cheer as the Airforce flies by in salute of health workers
    (Photo: AFP)
    Meanwhile, official figures of new cases were released showing a spike in the Haredi community since April 12 with a 74.6% rise in confirmed cases in Jerusalem and a 55.1% rise in the predominately ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak.
    Although the number of coronavirus patients continues to rise, it seems the rate of infections is decreasing steadily - prompting the Health Ministry to mull the closure of specialized coronavirus wards across the country.
    Israel has been slowly but steadily lifting restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus as the number of recoveries continues to outpace the number of new infections.


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