CORONAVIRUS: Update from the Health Ministry
The Health Ministry reported 8,611 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel on Monday, with 55 deaths to date. A total of 141 patients are listed in serious condition, 107 of whom are on ventilators. Another 191 are listed in moderate condition, with the vast majority – 7,643 – of cases being light or minor.
A total of 585 Israeli corona patients have recovered from the virus. Last week, the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel reported that the country was seeing a recovery-to-death ratio of 10:1, meaning that 10 corona patients were recovering for every one corona death in Israel. According to the Taub Center, this is much higher than the ratio in most OECD countries.
In the past 24 hours, three corona patients being treated at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center succumbed to the virus: a 96-year-old woman who suffered from multiple pre-existing conditions; an 80-year-old man who was already terminally ill; and a 66-year-old man, whom COVID-19 caused to go into multi-system failure.
While most corona deaths thus far have been elderly patients, a 22-year-old man from Ashdod without any pre-existing health problems is still hospitalized and on a ventilator at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
Laniado Hospital in Netanya are currently treating 14 hospitalised patients. Eight of whom are in a serious condition and seven of these patients have been sedated and are breathing using artificial respiration. Two patients have unfortunately died from the virus and three more are in a moderate state and a further three have mild symptoms.
Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon reported that since the epidemic began, it has treated 69 corona patients, three of whom died and nine of whom made full recoveries. The rest were well enough to be transferred to convalescent facilities.
Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba reported 43 corona patients, five of whom were on ventilators as of Monday morning. In the past 24 hours, the hospital has seen three additional patients in serious condition removed from ventilators after their conditions stabilized.