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Testing for coronavirus at the Rabin Medical Center
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Treating coronavirus patients at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 164, with 13,265 confirmed cases

Health authorities say latest victims include 61-year-old man with serious underlying health conditions who died at Meir Medical center in Kfar Saba; 586 people currently hospitalized, including 164 in serious condition

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Published: 04.18.20 , 20:50
Israel has 13,265 confirmed coronavirus cases and 164 patients have succumbed to COVID-19, Health Ministry officials said Saturday evening.
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  • The latest fatality was a 61-year-old man who died at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Sava. He was said to have suffered from serious underlying health conditions.
    מכשיר האקמו בבית החולים בילינסון פתח תקווהמכשיר האקמו בבית החולים בילינסון פתח תקווה
    Treating coronavirus patients at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva
    There are 586 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus, 164 of them in serious condition. Of that number, 113 are on ventilators.
    Currently, 7,130 people are being treated for the virus at home, 1,989 are in hotels dedicated to the treatment of mild cases of the virus.
    As of Saturday evening, 3,247 people in Israel have recovered from the virus.
    The government was set to meet Saturday night to approve the lifting of some of the stringent regulations put in place to curtail the spread of the virus.
    חיטוי בבית ספר לחינוך מיוחד ״צעד קדימה״ בראשון לציוןחיטוי בבית ספר לחינוך מיוחד ״צעד קדימה״ בראשון לציון
    Disinfecting a school in the central city of Rishon Lezion
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    From Monday, businesses that meet strict criteria such as testing customers for fever and upholding social distancing will be able to reopen.
    Businesses that require close contact, such as hair and beauty salons, will remain closed along with malls. Schools were also to remain closed.
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