Israel’s coronavirus death toll up to 60, with 9,006 confirmed cases


Health Ministry says among the latest COVID-19 fatalities is an 80-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman who suffered both from underlying health conditions; 30% increase in number of patients in serious condition over the past 24 hours

Ynet  –

As of Tuesday morning, 60 people have died in Israel from complications related to coronavirus. The Health Ministry said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Israel currently stands at 9,006.

Among the latest fatalities is an 80-year-old man who suffered from underlying health conditions and had been connected to a ventilator machine for several weeks. He passed away at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva early Tuesday.

Other victims are a 95-year-old woman, who passed away at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, and a 90-year-old man, who died at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. Both suffered from underlying health conditions.

On Monday, 90-year-old woman has died from virus-related complications, the seventh victim at the Mishan assisted living facility in Be’er Sheva.

Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv said two of its coronavirus patients have passed away in the last hours. The two are a 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman, who both suffered from underlying health problems.

The Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem also reported that two coronavirus patients who were treated at the hospital passed away from complications related to COVID-19.

The latest victims are a 77-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman who both suffered from serious underlying health conditions.

Of the latest number of cases, 153 people are in serious condition, including 113 patients on ventilators, the number represents a 30 percent jump in the serious cases over the past 24 hours.

Some 181 people remain in moderate condition. Another 7,930 people have mild symptoms and 683 have made a full recovery.

Hospitals are treating 708 patients, while 6,484 people are fighting the virus at home. Another 819 people are currently in specially designated hotels and 1,132 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.

At least 59 people have passed away from the virus in the past 24 hours, which represents a 15.7% increase.



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