Coronavirus patient (illustrative)
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A 58-year-old man died Monday in the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after suffering from coronavirus.

The man suffered from a pre-existing condition, the hospital noted.

The medical center has another 27 coronavirus patients, three of whom are in serious condition, five of whom are in moderate condition, and 19 of whom are doing well.

There are also 14 patients suspected of having coronavirus, and who are at various stages of the testing process.

The man, who has not yet been named, is Israel's sixteenth coronavirus fatality in ten days: The first victim, 88-year-old Aryeh Even, died on the evening of Friday, March 20.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, it was announced that the 58-year-old who died in Assaf Harofeh did not die of coronavirus.

"A man who was publicized as having died yesterday from coronavirus in Assaf Harofeh did not die of coronavirus," Kan Bet reported.

A test conducted in the hospital showed that the man, who suffered a pre-existing condition, had been suspected of being ill with coronavirus, but his test came out negative.

As such, as of Monday, Israel had had 15 coronavirus deaths, not 16.