מעבדה בדיקה בדיקות קורונה קופת חולים לאומית אור יהודה
A laboratory testing for coronavirus outside Tel Aviv
Photo: AFP
A laboratory testing for coronavirus outside Tel Aviv

Israel's coronavirus active cases top 10,000

After two more people have died of the virus since Thursday, the fatality rate as the result of coronavirus has now reached 326, the number of serious cases has risen to 77 of which 27 are on ventilators

Adir Yanko, Yaron Drukman |
Updated: 07.03.20 , 19:34
The Health Ministry said Friday evening that 566 people tested positive for coronavirus since midnight Thursday, bringing the number of Israelis currently suffering from the virus to 10,060.
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  • On Thursday a total of 1,130 people were confirmed with the virus and a record number of 24,732 tests was conducted.
    מעבדה בדיקה בדיקות קורונה קופת חולים לאומית אור יהודהמעבדה בדיקה בדיקות קורונה קופת חולים לאומית אור יהודה
    A laboratory testing for coronavirus outside Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AFP)
    Two more people have also died of the virus since Thursday, bringing the death toll from coronavirus in Israel to 326.
    The number of serious cases has risen to 77, of which 27 are on ventilators.
    מחלקת קורונה בשיבאמחלקת קורונה בשיבא
    Medical teams treat seriously ill patients in the coronavirus ward at the Sheba Medical Center outside Tel Aviv
    (Photo: AFP)
    On Thursday and on Friday, 4.6% of all tests confirmed cases of coronavirus.
    There were 65 new cases reported in Jerusalem and 42 new cases in predominately ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak.
    Israel's high rate of infection has kept it off the list of countries whose citizens would be allowed to enter Britain without the need for quarantine.
    The U.K. named 59 countries whose citizens would be exempt from quarantining upon entry.
    Israel and the United States, which are both seeing a rise in confirmed cases, are not included.
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday reintroduced restrictions on public gatherings as coronavirus continues to rapidly fan out throughout the country including a limit of up to 20 people at closed spaces - such residential homes; and a limit of 50 people at bars, clubs, event halls, and synagogues.
    תל אביבתל אביב
    Young Israelis crowded in a Tel Aviv bar
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    A decision concerning the opening of restaurants was put off for a later date due to internal disputes between the ministries of health and finance.

    First published: 19:22 , 07.03.20
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