The coronavirus pandemic has now claimed 202 lives in Israel, with 15,466 confirmed cases, health officials confirmed on Monday morning.
Among the latest fatalities is a 65-year-old Susie Levy who passed away at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, just outside Tel Aviv. He 71-year-old sister died from coronavirus-related complications only two weeks ago at at Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Tiberias.
The two siblings hadn't met since the start of the outbreak and did not contracted COVID-19 from one another. Susie for 40 years worked as a hospital nurse.
“We are hurt and overwhelmed by the premature death of Susie who was the spine of the family,” said her family in a statement. “She left her mark of love, camaraderie, patience, human dignity, professionalism and loyalty. We will make sure to commemorate your work."
Of the latest number 129 people in serious condition, including 96 patients on ventilators, a decline o.
Another 79 people are in moderate condition, a drop of 15% over the past 24 hours, and 8,260 people are showing minor symptoms.
In all, 6,796 people have recovered from the disease in Israel.
The number of recoveries has now exceeded the number of new diagnoses for the eleventh day in a row.
There are currently 383 coronavirus patients receiving treatment in hospitals while 5,331 people are fighting the virus at home.
Another 1,775 people are currently receiving treatment in specially designated hotels and 979 are awaiting a decision on whether they require hospital treatment.