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

Nineteen-year-old becomes Israel's youngest coronavirus fatality

Hadassah Hospital reports woman suffered from several severe preexisting conditions and was in critical condition upon her arrival 10 days ago; national death toll from the pathogen stands at 315

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Published: 06.27.20 , 17:42
A 19-year-old woman died of COVID-19, becoming the country's youngest victim of the pandemic, Hadassah Medical Center reported on Saturday.
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  • The deceased suffered from several preexisting medical conditions that made her highly vulnerable to the respiratory disease, including pulmonary hypertension, obesity and congestive heart failure.
    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: Zilla Helman)
    She was in critical condition requiring artificial lung ventilation for the last 10 days.
    The patient was also reportedly given an experimental treatment, a passive vaccine containing gamma globulins.
    According to the hospital, several staff entered quarantine to the patient's large viral load and the lengthy resuscitations she underwent.
    This takes the pandemic death toll in Israel to 315.
    The country saw a sharp rise in virus cases in the course of the last week, with at least 2,135 new coronavirus diagnoses, more than the whole prior month of May.


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