Death toll from coronavirus in Israel rises to 1,441

Ministry of Health says that the number of cases in serious condition has risen to 728 and that the death toll has reached 1,441.

Benny Moshe ,


The Ministry of Health updated on Saturday night that the death toll from the coronavirus in Israel has risen to 1,441. This is an increase of 29 patients since Friday afternoon.

17% of the tests conducted during the day were positive, and the number of new confirmed cases as of midnight stands at 4,174. Of the 68,122 active cases in Israel, 200 are connected to respirators and 728 are in serious condition.

On Friday, an official at the World Health Organization warned that the global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic.

“Unless we do it (take concerted action) ... the number you speak about (2 million deaths) is not only imaginable, but sadly very likely,” Mike Ryan, head of the UN agency’s emergencies program, told a briefing.