A coronavirus testing center in Israel

Israel's coronavirus death toll reaches 219, as recoveries far outstrip infected cases

Of country's 15,870 confirmed cases, 8,412 now free of the disease, leaving less than half - a total of 7,239 - still classed as sick; number of people on ventilators also drops from 90 to 85 in past 24 hours, although serious cases rises from 115 to 117

Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.30.20, 10:33
The coronavirus has claimed 219 lives in Israel to date, the Health Ministry said Thursday morning.
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  • The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 has, however, far outstripped the number of active infections, the ministry said.
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    קופ״ח לאומית מתגברת את הבדיקות באזור חורה עקב ההתפרצות של נגיף הקורונה באזור
    קופ״ח לאומית מתגברת את הבדיקות באזור חורה עקב ההתפרצות של נגיף הקורונה באזור
    A coronavirus testing center in Israel
    (Photo: Leumit HMO)
    Of Israel's 15,870 confirmed cases, 8,412 have now been found free of the disease, leaving less than half - a total of 7,239 - still classed as sick.
    The number of people on ventilators has also dropped from 90 to 85 in the past 24 hours, the ministry said, although the number of patients in serious condition has risen from 115 to 117.
    Another 79 people are in moderate condition and 144 show minor symptoms.
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    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
    Medics in protective gear against coronavirus with a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv
    ( Photo: Zlila Helman)
    There are currently 340 people being treated in hospitals across the country, while 4,356 are being treated at home and 1,721 people are recovering in specially designated hotels.
    With the number of active cases on the decline, Israel has begun lifting some of the stringent social distancing measures implemented last month.
    On Sunday, schools will begin to partially reopen and high street businesses have already returned to limited operations, both subject to social distancing restrictions and controls on the number of people permitted to gather in one place.



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