As of Wednesday evening, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel stands at 14,498, while 189 patients have succumbed to the disease, health officials confirmed.
Among the latest fatalities is a 98-year-old woman who passed away at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
There are 470 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 141 of them in serious condition of which 106 are on ventilators because of respiratory distress, 119 people who are considered to be in moderate condition and 210 suffering from mild symptoms
The number of Israelis who have recovered from the virus now stands at 5,215. The number of recoveries has now exceeded the number of new diagnoses for the seventh day in a row.
There are 6,300 people are fighting the virus at home while 2,178 people are currently receiving treatment in specially designated hotels and 146 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.
Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service announced on Wednesday it was suspending most coronavirus testing throughout Israel after the Ministry of Health instructed health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to refrain from using swabs imported from China for fear they may be faulty and contaminated