Death Toll in Israel Rises to 47; 8,018 Confirmed Cases

Magen David Adom workers wearing protective clothing, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus evacuate a patient with suspicion to coronavirus outside the new coronavirus unit at Shaare Zedek hospital in Yerushalayim on Friday. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Israel’s death toll from the coronavirus rose to 47 Sunday with the passing of a 61-year-old woman at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. She suffered from underlying health problems.

Earlier, an 84-year-old woman from the Mishan nursing home in Be’er Sheva, the sixth fatality from the assisted living facility, passed away at Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Hospital, while a 63-year-old man passed away at Hadassah Ein Kerem in Yerushalayim.

The Health Ministry said that 8,018 people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, an increase of 429 from the day before. 106 patients are on ventilation.

477 people have recovered from the virus.