טיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקה
Treating a coronavirus patient at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva
Photo: Courtesy
Treating a coronavirus patient at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva

Israel's virus death toll hits 177; number of patients on ventilators also up

COVID-19 claims five new Israeli victims in past 24 hours, with 119 people are currently intubated; total number of infections climbs to 13,713, but recoveries exceed new diagnoses for fifth consecutive day

Ynet |
Published: 04.20.20 , 22:39
Five people have succumbed to complications of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Monday evening, bringing Israel's number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 177.
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  • The ministry also said that there had been a small increase in the number of coronavirus patients receiving respiratory assistance.
    טיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקהטיפול בחולי קורונה במרכז הרפואי סורוקה
    Treating a coronavirus patient at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva
    (Photo: Courtesy)
    There are currently 119 patients in need of ventilator support, an increase of six in the past 24 hours.
    Another 222 patients have tested positive for the pathogen since Sunday evening, bring the total number of people to have been infected with the virus to 13,713.
    There are also 149 people in serious condition, 129 patients in moderate condition and 9,209 with mild symptoms.
    The number of Israelis who have recovered from coronavirus passed 4,000 on Monday and currently stands at 4,049. The number of recoveries has now exceeded the number of new diagnoses for the fifth day in a row.
    עמדת הסדיקה בדרייב איןעמדת הסדיקה בדרייב אין
    Medical teams at a 'drive-in' coronavirus testing site in central Israel
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    There are currently 537 coronavirus patients receiving treatment in hospitals while 6,852 people are fighting the virus at home.
    Another 2,166 people are currently receiving treatment in specially designated hotels and 202 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.
    Israel on Sunday began to slowly lift the tight restrictions on some businesses and shops, conditional on them maintaining social distancing and other regulations.
    סניף שופרסל בבני ברק בצל הקורונהסניף שופרסל בבני ברק בצל הקורונה
    A security guard wearing a face mask sits next to a sign explaining social distancing at a supermarket in Bnei Brak
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    Announcing the step, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night warned that it would be reversed should there be an increase in infection rates over the next two weeks.
    Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to approve more invasive civilian surveillance measures that would facilitate more accurate mapping of infection hotspots and quicker and more efficient epidemiological reports.
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