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Disinfection underway outside Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
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The funeral for a coronavirus victim in Jerusalem

Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 10; confirmed cases reach 3,035

The latest casualties include a 91-year-old man who passed away in Be'er Sheva and a 76-year-old woman who was suffering from serious underlying conditions who died in a hospital near Tel Aviv

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Updated: 03.27.20, 09:44
Ten people have now died in Israel as a result of coronavirus-related complications, the Health Ministry said Friday, with two fatalities occurring late Thursday night.
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  • A total of 3,035 people have been confirmed to have the virus in Israel, with 49 people reported in serious condition and 60 in moderate condition.
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    The funeral for a coronavirus victim in Jerusalem
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    So far, 79 people have now recovered from the virus in Israel.
    A 93-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman passed away in hospital from the virus, with the woman being described as having suffered from underlying health conditions.
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    Disinfection underway outside Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
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    There are currently 464 people in hospital in Israel, 1,509 people being treated at home, 410 in a specially designated hotel and the rest awaiting a decision on how they will be treated.
    Israelis were instructed Thursday to remain at home with emergency measures in place for a period of seven days.
    Officials warn that a complete lock-down will be imposed if there is no indication of a decline in the number of new cases reported.
    Health Ministry No. 2 Prof. Itamar Grotto told Ynet on Friday that the numbers of fatalities and of seriously ill patients was "not as bad as we feared."
    Grotto, who has been advocating for a complete lockdown on the poplulation, said that the more measures imposed by the government are observed the better of Israel will be.
    Meanwhile, a newly appointed Knesset oversight committee has reported a concerning shortage in ventilators.
    The death toll from the virus continues to rise around the globe. In Italy, some 8,200 have died; 4,100 have succumbed to the virus in Spain and 1,700 in France, including a 16-year-old; the U.S. had about 1,200 deaths, including about 400 in New York State.
    First published: 09:44, 03.27.20
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