Israel’s Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 59

Police officers wearing protective clothing, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Yerushalayim, Monday. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A 95-year-old coronavirus patient passed away Tuesday morning at the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, becoming Israel’s 59th fatality from coronavirus.

She suffered from underlying conditions, the hospital said.

On Tuesday morning, the Health Ministry said that the number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Israel stands at 9,006. Of those, 237 are listed in serious condition.

So far, 546 Israelis have, baruch Hashem, recovered from the virus.

Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman-Tov said in an interview on Army Radio that Israel has secured enough ventilators to bring the country’s count of the machines up to 3,000.

A report last month said the country had just 1,437 spare ventilators, though the Health Ministry had disputed that number and said 2,864 spare ventilators were available.

“We managed to reach 3,000 available ventilators, and there will be more,” Bar Siman-Tov said.

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