14th fatality in Israel
Woman in her 90s dies from coronavirus

Number of fatalities in Israel from coronavirus rises to 14. Hospital says woman suffered from additional background illness.

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Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 2:31 PM

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A woman in her 90s passed away on Sunday at Maayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak following infection with coronavirus, becoming the 14th fatality from coronavirus in Israel.

Prof. Mordechai Ravid of the hospital said that the woman had suffered from additional background illness.

"We share the grief of the family," he said.

On Sunday morning, A 92-year-old patient who was hospitalized in the ward for COVID-19 patients at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem passed away, the hospital said.

The patient was identified as Mordechai Ben Michael of Jerusalem. He leaves behind 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The hospital said that the patient had been hospitalized about a week ago in the hospital’s isolated ward in very serious condition, with many significant background illnesses.

"The staff of the department provided the patient with close medical care and support. Unfortunately this morning, his condition deteriorated and he passed away," the statement said.

Earlier, A 22-year-old COVID-19 patient without background illness at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod was reported to be in serious condition.

He had started in home isolation, but was transferred to the hospital in light condition after not feeling well, and his condition worsened.

He is currently sedated and connected to artificial respiration.

The number of coronavirus infections diagnosed in the State of Israel as of this morning at 8:00 is 3,865, according to Health Ministry data.



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