בית אבות יוקרה ביבנאל
Medical teams at the nursing home in Yavniel
Photo: Shamir Elbaz
Medical teams at the nursing home in Yavne'el

Israel's coronavirus death toll up to 110, with 11,235 confirmed cases

The Health Ministry says one of the latest fatalities was a resident of the nursing home in Yavne'el in northern Israel, bringing the total number of victims in the facility to 13; J'lem, Bnei Brak still have the highest number of confirmed pathogen cases in Israel

Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.13.20, 09:37
Another four people have died from complications related to coronavirus bringing the country's total to 110, with 11, 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases, health officials said Monday morning.
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  • The Health Ministry said one of the latest fatalities is a resident of a private nursing home in Yavne'el, a moshav in northern Israel, bringing the total number of COVID-19 victims in the assisted living facility to 13.
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    בית אבות יוקרה ביבנאל
    בית אבות יוקרה ביבנאל
    Medical teams at the nursing home in Yavne'el
    (Photo: Shamir Elbaz)
    Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv said two of its coronavirus patients died overnight from complications related to the virus. The two were women aged 96 and 81, and both suffered from serious underlying health conditions.
    Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem said a 78-year-old coronavirus patient also died overnight. The hospital said he suffered from multiple, serious underlying health problems.
    The man was the fifth victim from the "Nofim" assisted living facility in the capital, after a social worker unknowingly infected some of the residents with the pathogen.
    Since the start of the epidemic the number of nursing homes residents who have died from COVID-19 has been disproportionally high, drawing much criticism from the relatives.
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    דיור מוגן מגדל נופים
    דיור מוגן מגדל נופים
    The Nofim assisted living facility
    (Photo: AFP)
    Of the latest number 181 patients are in serious condition, a rise of 4 percent over the past 24 hours, including 133 people in need of ventilator support, a rise of 8%.
    At least 168 patients are in moderate condition, while 9,087 have light symptoms. At least 1,689 patients have recovered from the virus.
    Hospitals are treating 750 patients, while 7,257 people are fighting the virus at home. Another 1,058 people are currently in specially designated hotels and 371 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.
    Jerusalem still remains the city with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country with 2,093 patients, followed closely by Bnei Brak with 1,888 infected.
    Health authorities added that they've conducted 7,680 coronavirus tests over the past 24 hours.
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    הרב אליהו בקשי דורון ז"ל
    הרב אליהו בקשי דורון ז"ל
    Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron
    (Photo: Yaakov Cohen)
    On Sunday evening, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron passed away at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem due to complications of the novel coronavirus.
    Bakshi-Doron was hospitalized last week after having tested positive for the virus.
    Shaare Zedek Hospital said: "The condition of the rabbi, who suffered from complex underlying health issues, deteriorated throughout the day and despite many resuscitation efforts, the doctors had to pronounce him dead."

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