Another 27 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Israel, bringing the country's total to 2,693, health officials reported Thursday evening. There has also been another increase in the number of serious cases, which has been growing daily.
The number of Israelis who have died from complications resulting from COVID-19 remains at eight.
Of the latest number, 46 are in serious condition, 67 are in moderate condition and 2,502 have light symptoms. At least 70 people have recovered from the illness.
Among those who is currently in serious condition is a 45-year-old man with no underlying health conditions and who does not smoke.
The man was hospitalized at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon with moderate symptoms a few days ago but his condition has since deteriorated. The hospital said he is now on a ventilator.
There are now 413 people in hospital, 1,414 people who are being treated at home, 370 in a specially designated hotel and the rest are awaiting a decision on how they will be treated.
Overnight Tuesday saw two people pass away in a space of a few hours. One of the two latest fatalities was Moshe Halel, 76, a resident of Yehud in central Israel. He suffered from serious underlying health conditions.
He was hospitalized on Monday at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer in an intensive case unite dedicated to COVID-19 patients. His wife, who also contracted the virus, has also been hospitalized.
The second victim is a 87-year-old man from Petah Tikva who was admitted on Tuesday evening to the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak with shortness of breath and pneumonia. Health officials say he also suffered from heart disease.
He tested positive for coronavirus after he had already passed away. The hospital said he had been wheeled into a unit dedicated to coronavirus patients immediately upon his arrival and passed away five hours later.