תושבי באר שבע עם מסכות סמוך לבית אבות "משען"
Mishab Be'er Sheva nursing home
Photo: Roee Idan
A family with surgical masks in Bnei Brak

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 47, with 8,018 confirmed cases

The Health Ministry confirms one of the people to have died from COVID-19 is an 84-year-old woman who contracted the virus at the same 'Mishan' assisted living facility in Be'er Sheva as five other virus victims; 127 patients still in serious condition

Itamar Eichner, Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.05.20 , 08:41
Another three people have died from complications related to coronavirus, bringing Israel's total to 47, health officials said on Sunday morning. The Health Ministry added the total number of COVID-19 cases in Israel currently stands at 8,018.
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  • The latest victims are a 61-year-old woman hospitalized at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, 63-year-old man who was hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem
    Another fatality is an 84-year-old Dalia Salmona who had been treated at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, having contracted the virus at Mishan nursing home in the southern city where five other COVID-19 victims lived. The assisted living facility has been heavily critisized for neglecting the elderly residents.
    תושבי בני ברק בזמן הסגר של המשטרהתושבי בני ברק בזמן הסגר של המשטרה
    A family with surgical masks in Bnei Brak
    (Photo: AFP)
    Both victims suffered from "complicated" underlying health conditions.
    On Saturday, an 88-year-old woman passed away at Ichilov Hospital and a 89-year-old woman died at a geriatric hospital in Jaffa. Both women contracted the virus at Mishan Be'er Sheva.
    In addition, on Saturday a 67-year-old woman died at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva and a 76-year-old man died at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. The latter victim's son is still in the hospital having also contracted COVID-19.
    All victims suffered from underlying health conditions.
    תושבי באר שבע עם מסכות סמוך לבית אבות "משען"תושבי באר שבע עם מסכות סמוך לבית אבות "משען"
    Mishab Be'er Sheva nursing home
    (Photo: Roee Idan)
    The Health Ministry said since the evening hours the number of COVID-19 cases has risen by 167.
    Of that number, 127 people are in serious condition, including 106 patients on ventilators, while 173 people remain in moderate condition. Another 7,195 people have mild symptoms and 477 have made a full recovery.
    Hospitals are treating 739 patients, while 4,897 people are fighting the virus at home. Another 693 people are currently in specially designated hotels and 1,166 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.

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