• Tue. May 17th, 2022

Now the Corona numbers in Israel are rising


On Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Health stated that five people had died of Corona in Israel. In the last 24 hours alone, there has been an increase in the death toll, writes the Times of Israel.

One of the dead is 67-year-old Malka Keva from the coastal town of Bat Yam. She died Tuesday at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. According to the hospital, Keva suffered from a “serious underlying medical condition”. She had cancer several years ago and had weakened her immune system when she became infected.

She leaves behind a husband, three children and seven grandchildren.

In addition, a 76-year-old man with underlying disease has died and an 87-year-old man from Jerusalem. He lived at the Nofin Tower nursing home, where Israel’s first Corona victim, 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even, also lived. There is no information on the fifth Corona victim.

The number of Corona infected in Israel at the time of writing is 2030 people, Israel is now in 20th place in the world. The condition is serious in 37 Corona-infected people in Israel and moderate in 54 people. A total of 203 people are so ill that they are being treated in hospital.

The increase in the number of infected occurs as more are tested. Over the past 24 hours, over 5,000 people have been tested for Corona in Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fears 10,000 Israelis could die.

Therefore, strict measures have been put in place to curb the spread of Corona. Israelis are being asked to stay home for at least a week. Only necessary errands are allowed. Further action is expected this week.

Corona has also left more than 600,000 Israelis out of work (authorities fear the number will rise to more than 1 mile).

The number of Corona-infected increases with the number of tests. Here from a drive-in test. (Photo: Magen David Adom)

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