Friday, 27 March 2020 | Ten people have died as a result of virus-related complications, according to the Health Ministry figures released today, with two fatalities occurring late last night.
3,035 people have been confirmed ill with coronavirus, with 49 reported to be in serious condition and 60 described as in moderate condition.
Seventy-nine people have recovered from the virus so far.
A 93-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman passed away in hospital from the virus, the woman being described as having suffered from underlying health conditions.
There are now 464 people in [the] hospital, 1,509 people who are being treated at home, 410 in a specially designated hotel and the rest are awaiting a decision on how they will be treated.
Israelis were instructed yesterday to remain at home with emergency measures in place for a period of seven days.
Officials warn that a complete lockdown will be imposed if there is no indication of a decline in the number of new cases reported.
Health Ministry No. 2 Professor Itamar Grotto told Ynet on Friday that the numbers of fatalities and of seriously ill patients are “not as bad as we feared,” adding that the more measures imposed by the government are observed, the better off Israel will be.
A newly appointed Knesset [Parliament] oversight committee reported a concerning shortage in ventilators available to medical teams.
Around the globe, the death toll rose to about 8,200 in Italy, 4,100 in Spain and 1,700 in France, including a 16-year-old. The US had about 1,200 deaths, about 400 of them in New York state.
Posted on March 27, 2020
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