מחלקת קורונה בשיבא
Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward
Photo: AFP
Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward

Israel surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths

Out of the 26,283 patients battling the disease, 439 in serious condition, 128 connected to ventilators; some 30 localities to go under lockdown starting Monday due to high virus morbidity

Ynet |
Updated: 09.05.20 , 20:06
Israel on Saturday evening surpassed 1,000 coronavirus fatalities after the Health Ministry reported 12 additional patients succumbed to the pathogen.
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  • The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 1,007.
    מחלקת קורונה בשיבאמחלקת קורונה בשיבא
    Sheba Medical Center's coronavirus ward
    (Photo: AFP)
    Also reported were 1,120 new coronavirus cases, raising the caseload to 128,768.
    Out of the 26,283 patients currently battling the virus, 439 are in serious condition, with 128 connected to ventilators.
    At least 101,478 have recovered from the virus.
    Ministers decided on Thursday to impose lockdowns on some 30 localities with high COVID-19 infection rates.
    סגר בשכונות החרדיות בירושלים רוממה ובעלזסגר בשכונות החרדיות בירושלים רוממה ובעלז
    Police during a coronavirus lockdown in one of Jerusalem neighborhoods
    (Photo: AFP)
    Under these new measures, residents will be prohibited from venturing more than 500 meters (1600 feet) away from home except for the supply of food, medicine, and other essential house maintenance needs; all "non-essential" businesses will be shuttered; educational institutions will be closed except for kindergartens and special education; and travel to, within, and from the cities, and even certain neighborhoods will be restricted.
    The restrictions are set to come into effect on Monday and ministers are expected to finalize the list of localities that will be placed under lockdown by Sunday.
    Restrictions will be in effect for a week and might be extended upon reassessment.

    First published: 20:01 , 09.05.20
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