Two Women Die of Coronavirus, Raising Israel’s Toll to 18

YERUSHALAYIM -
Magen David Adom workers wearing protective clothing, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus seen as they evacuate a man with suspected coronavirus at Shaare Zedek hospital in Yerushalayim on Monday. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Two women — 49 and 50 years old — died of the coronavirus on Tuesday morning, becoming the youngest people in Israel to succumb to the disease and raising the country’s death toll to 18.

The 49-year-old, identified by family as Tamar Peretz-Levi of Lod, suffered from preexisting conditions, according to the Yitzchak Shamir Medical Center.

“She passed away overnight from complications of the virus,” the hospital said.

The 50-year-old woman, whose name has not yet been released, also suffered from serious pre-existing conditions, according to a statement from the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where she had been treated.

Peretz-Levi left behind 4-year-old twins. Her husband, Shimon, died shortly after their birth, of a heart attack.

On Tuesday morning the Health Ministry reported 4,831 cases of the coronavirus, a rise of 136 since the previous evening and 484 in the 24 hours since Monday morning.

That included 83 patients in serious condition. Another 95 people were in moderate condition. Baruch Hashem, 163 patients have recovered.