Israel on Tuesday recorded its third coronavirus-related death, the Health Ministry has confirmed.
The fatality is the second in a day after a 67-year-old woman from Bat Yam died from complications related to COVID-19 just hours earlier.
The victim is an 87-year-old who over the past few days has been hospitalized in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
He suffered from various underlying health conditions including diabetes, dementia and complications from a recent stroke.
"The Hadassah medical teams have done everything in their power to ease his suffering and offer their sincere condolences to the family,” the hospital said in a statement.
He contracted the virus at the same assisted living facility in Jerusalem as the country's first coronavirus victim, 88-year-old Aryeh Ibn, who passed away last Friday.
Both men contracted COVID-19 from a social worker, who unknowingly infected several other nursing home residents. Ibn, a Holocaust survivor, passed away at Shaare Zedek Medical Center also as a result of complications caused by the virus.
Only hours earlier, Israel saw its second death associated with the virus. The victim has been named as Malka Keva from the central city of Bat Yam. According to health officials she suffered from an underlying health condition.
She passed away at Wolfson Hospital in Holon earlier in the day, where she had been hospitalized in an intensive care unit over the past few days.
The woman’s husband and other members of her family have also contracted COVID-19 and are currently being treated at home in quarantine. She is survived by a husband, three children and seven grandchildren.