Newest coronavirus victims identified

Names of three patients who died of coronavirus, two of whom who died Wednesday morning, have been released.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 11:03


A 76-year-old man and an additional victim died Wednesday morning of coronavirus, at the Sheba Medical Center.

The deaths bring Israel's coronavirus fatality rate to five - four of them since Tuesday.

"Unfortunately, last night a coronavirus patient died," Sheba said in a statement. "He was hospitalized in the special intensive care unit for coronavirus patients."

"The 76-year-old man suffered from a significant pre-existing condition and was hospitalized since last Monday. We share the family's sorrow."

The man has since been identified as Hillel Moshe, a resident of the central town of Yehud. Moshe's wife is also hospitalized in Sheba, and has herself been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The fifth death that of Reuven Ben Moshe, 87, of Petah Tikva. Ben Moshe, who suffered a pre-existing condition, died at Maayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak on Tuesday night, shortly after his arrival in the hospital.

On Tuesday, Malka Keva, 67, and Moshe Orenstein,87, died of coronavirus. Keva, a resident of bat Yam, was survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Orenstein was a resident at the "Nofim" retirement home in Jerusalem.

On Friday evening, Aryeh Even, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor, became the first Israeli to die of the disease.

So far, 2,030 Israelis have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and approximately 37 of them are in serious condition.