Israel’s Death Toll at 193; 5,685 Have Recovered

YERUSHALAYIM -
A Shaare Zedek Medical team member wearing protective gear walks outside the coronavirus unit in the hospital, Wednesday. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Health Ministry on Friday reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 14,882.

The death toll stands at 193 people.

139 patients are listed in serious condition, of whom 107 are on ventilators.

5,685 Israelis have recovered from coronavirus, leaving 9,000 active cases.

Meanwhile, the ministers held a telephone meeting on Friday morning, discussing the next stage in Israel’s “exit strategy.”

It is expected that the government will approve the reopening of most street-front stores, as well as the plan to allow larger businesses to work in compliance with the social distancing guidelines.

The Finance and Health Ministries will suggest that the government reopen stores and commercial centers, in accordance with the guidelines by which stores were allowed to open earlier this week. Hairdressers are also expected to reopen, in accordance with those guidelines, and takeout will be permitted at restaurants.

Discussions regarding the educational system have been rescheduled for Sunday.