מחלקת קורונה בשיבא
Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward
Photo: AFP
Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward

Israelis aged 19 to 102 among victims of coronavirus

Two 19-year-old women succumb to the pathogen in the past two months; 102-year-old women is the oldest fatality; Jerusalem records most fatalities in the country

Yaron Druckman |
Updated: 09.03.20 , 11:36
The Health Ministry on Thursday released its data regarding the 976 Israelis that have succumbed to coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in March.
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  • According to the reports, a 102-year-old woman from Netanya is Israel's oldest fatality from the pathogen.
    מחלקת קורונה בשיבאמחלקת קורונה בשיבא
    Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward
    (Photo: AFP)
    Two 19-year-olds, one from Jerusalem and one from Holon died from the virus in the past two months.
    At least five people younger than 30 years of age have succumbed to the virus - the two 19-year-old women, a 26-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman also from Jerusalem.
    The Health Ministry report only notes the residence of the dead if the community reported more than 15 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
    Three virus deaths were in their 30s, 13 in their 40s and 42 in their 50s, with the rest being over the age of 60.
    The predominantly ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak recorded 73 deaths, with the oldest fatality being a 97-year-old woman.
    ערב חג שני של פסח בבני ברק בצל הקורונהערב חג שני של פסח בבני ברק בצל הקורונה
    A police checkpoint in Bnei Brak during the passover national lockdown
    (Photo: Ido Erez)
    Jerusalem, which has the most confirmed cases in the country, recorded 149 deaths, with two 99-year-old women being its oldest fatalities.
    Tel Aviv recorded 64 deaths, with the oldest being a 101-year-old woman.
    Setting a new record for daily cases, the Health Ministry on Thursday said over 3,000 new COVID-19 diagnoses were confirmed the previous day.
    According to the ministry, 3,074 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total count since the start of the pandemic to 122,799.
    Of the 23,938 currently active cases, 426 were reported to be in serious condition, 124 of them on ventilators.
    The ministry said 34,131 tests were conducted on Wednesday, with 9.4% of the results returning positive.



    First published: 11:28 , 09.03.20
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