A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon
A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon
Photo: Reuters
A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 238

Confirmed cases at 16,289; at least 10,465 have recovered from the virus; government renews lockdown over southern Bedouin town of Hura, which suffers from the second-highest virus infection rate in the country

Ynet |
Published: 05.05.20 , 20:26
As of Tuesday evening, there are 16,289 confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel, while 238 patients have succumbed to the virus.
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  • The Health Ministry said there are 5,589 people currently infected with the pathogen, while 10,465 have recovered from the disease.
    A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon
    A couple wearing protective face masks while strolling through Ashkelon
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Out of those currently infected with the virus, 91 are in serious condition, with 71 requiring respiratory assistance.
    At least 245 people are hospitalized with the virus.
    The government on Tuesday renewed its lockdown over the Bedouin town of Hura near Beersheba, which suffers from the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the country, after the measure expired at midnight.
    There have been 123 confirmed cases among Hura’s population of 16,983, according to the Health Ministry’s figures, including 20 new infections over the last three days. The number of cases there has tripled over the last week — the highest growth rate in Israel.




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