מעבדות לבדיקת קורונה של צה"ל
An IDF coronavirus testing facility in Tel Aviv
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IDF coronavirus testing facility in Tel Aviv

Health Ministry reports 1,183 new virus cases, 4 more deaths

Number of serious patients rises to 264, with 80 on ventilators; government to reinforce health system with 2,000 nurses, 400 doctors in a bid to end labor dispute

Ynet |
Published: 07.20.20 , 20:41
The Health Ministry on Monday evening reported that 1,183 people have tested positive for coronavirus since midnight, bringing Israel's total cases to 51,676.
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  • Four more patients have succumbed to virus-related complications, raising the national death toll from the pathogen to 415.
    מעבדות לבדיקת קורונה של צה"למעבדות לבדיקת קורונה של צה"ל
    IDF coronavirus testing facility in Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AFP)
    The number of patients in serious condition climbed up to 264, with 80 of them requiring respiratory support through ventilators.
    Overall, 664 patients are treated in hospitals while the rest are fighting the virus at home or designated hotels.
    Knesset's Coronavirus Cabinet voted on Monday to keep beaches and public swimming pools open on weekends, excluding them from a government order.
    Committee chair MK Yifat Shasha-Biton said that panel members will continue to discuss further restrictions in the coming days, including the order to shut down gyms and close tourist sites and attractions on the weekend.
    וועדת הקורונה בהחלטה על חדרי כושר ובריכותוועדת הקורונה בהחלטה על חדרי כושר ובריכות
    Knesset's Coronavirus Cabinet on Monday
    (Photo: Knesset Channel)
    The committee is scheduled to hold a vote on the opening of restaurants Monday evening after the government will have approved a new order regarding eateries.
    Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and Finance Minister Israel Katz have agreed on Monday on the addition of 2,000 nurses and 400 doctors to the health system, in an effort to end a labor dispute with nurses over manpower shortages.
    The national nursing association issued a statement saying that they have yet to be presented with the plan. Union representatives are scheduled to meet with Finance Minister Israel Katz to discuss the program's details.
    The open-ended strike by nurses was launched on Monday morning.
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