Israel’s Coronavirus Count Climbs to 4,347, Another Spike in Serious Cases

March 30, 2020
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IDF soldiers donating blood with Magen David Adom, as civilians are currently in quarantine and unable to donate blood.

Monday, 30 March 2020 | The Health Ministry on Monday released the latest tally of confirmed coronavirus cases, which totals 4,347.

There are 80 people described to be in a serious condition, of which 69 require the help of ventilators.

Hospitals are treating 543 people, 2,107 are being treated at home and 586 are in hotels dedicated to people confirmed with the disease.

There are 962 are awaiting a decision regarding their treatment and 139 people have so far recovered and 16 people have died as a result of the virus.

Health Ministry officials warn of a shortage in ventilators following their estimates that up to 5,000 people will be in need of respiratory assistance as a result of the disease.

There has been a 46% increase in severe cases needing ventilators in the past 24 hours.

Many of the seriously ill come from ultra-Orthodox communities, prompting police to announce they will increase enforcement of government’s regulations in the affected areas.

On Monday police conducted raids on dozens of synagogues in the ultra-Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, arresting three people for violating government directives.

Posted on March 30, 2020

Source: (Ynetnews originally published this article on March 30, 2020. Time related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See the original article at this link.)

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