בית אבות יוקרה ביבנאל
A nursing home in Yavniel
Photo: Shamir Elbaz
A nursing home in Yavniel

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 230, with 16,193 confirmed cases

The Health Ministry says among the latest COVID-19 victims is a 86-year-old man from a nursing home in Yavniel, bringing the death toll at the assisted living facility to a staggering 22

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Published: 05.03.20, 09:51
As of Saturday morning, there are 16,193 confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel, while 230 patients have succumbed to the virus.
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  • Among the latest COVID-19 fatalities is a 86-year-old man from a nursing home in Yavniel, bringing the death toll at assisted living facility to a staggering 22.
    The man suffered from underlying health conditions and passed away at Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Tiberias, where he had been hospitalized in a serious condition over the past few days.
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    A nursing home in Yavniel
    (Photo: Shamir Elbaz)
    Of the latest number, 103 people are in serious condition, a drop of 3.7% over the past 24 hours, with 82 patients needing ventilator support, a drop of 2%.
    The Health Ministry said there are 6,329 people currently infected with the pathogen, while 9,634 have recovered from the disease.
    A total of 310 people currently being treated in hospitals, while 3,512 are battling the virus at home. Some 1,591 are in specially designated hotels with another 916 awaiting a decision on how they will be treated.
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    Coronavirus testing center in Hura
    (Photo: Clallit HMO)
    Based on the data released on Saturday, Jerusalem still leads in the rate of COVID-19 spread in Israel with 80 new cases in the past three days, followed by the Haredi cities of Bnei Brak and Beit Shemesh with 19 new cases.
    In Petah Tikva and the southern Bedouin town of Hura at least eight new cases have been reported in the past three days.
    In Tel Aviv only two new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 72 hours, while in the northern city of Haifa no new cases were reported.
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