בדיקות קורונה בחורה
Testing for the coronavirus in the Bedouin community of Hura
Photo: Klalit HMO PR
Testing for the coronavirus in the Bedouin community of Hura

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 223, confirmed cases at 16,004

Total recoveries continue to outstrip active infections for the third day in a row, with at least 8,758 recovering from the virus; serious illness is also on the decline; a 62-year-old man was reported to have died Friday, the 21st resident to die from the Yokra geriatric home near Tiberias

Adir Yanko |
Published: 05.01.20, 09:47
Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 223 Israelis, the Health Ministry reported Friday morning.
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  • The number of people who have recovered from the virulent strain continues to outstrip the number of active infections for the third day in a row, the ministry said.
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    Testing for the coronavirus in the Bedouin community of Hura
    (Photo: Klalit HMO PR)
    Among Israel's 16,004 confirmed cases, 8,758 have now been found free of the disease, leaving less than half - a total of 7,023 - who are still battling the virus.
    The number of patients receiving respiratory assistance stands on 83, the ministry said, and the number of patients in serious condition remains 105.
    Another 82 people are in moderate condition and 6,836 show minor symptoms.
    There are currently 322 people being treated in hospitals across the country, while 4,138 are being treated at home and 1,746 people are recovering in specially designated hotels.
    A 62-year-old man was reported to have died on Friday from COVID-19 The man was a resident of the Yokra Geriatric Home near Tiberias and was the 21st to die from that facility.
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    An ambulance is parked outside the Yokra Geriatric Home near Tiberias
    (Photo: Shamir Elbaz)
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to convene the ministerial committee on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday morning to discuss a proposal to reopen schools for children from first to third grade.
    A recommendation issued by the National Security Council states schools should remain closed for at least an additional week after Health Ministry guidelines for the safe reopening of educational institutions have not yet been issued.
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