Israel’s coronavirus cases climb to 945 – 20 patients in serious condition

BREAKING: The number of coronavirus infections in Israel has risen to 945 as of Sunday morning, with the vast majority of cases light, 24 moderate and 37 recoveries. One patient has died and 20 are in serious condition.

Of the 945 people diagnosed with the coronavirus, 297 are being treated at hospitals, 344 at home, 97 at specially designated hotels and 169 are awaiting a decision on how they will be treated.

On Friday evening Israel reported its first coronavirus fatality. Aryeh Even z”l, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from Hungary who was able to rebuild his life in Israel, is survived by 4 children, 18 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

The first two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed Sunday morning in Gaza. The infected were among a number of Gazans who had been moved to quarantine at a hospital in the city of Rafah, near the border crossing with Egypt. The two have since been in isolation and did not come into contact with other Gazans.

In the Palestinian Authority, 52 cases have been diagnoses so far, the majority of them in Bethlehem.

Israel was one of the first countries to enact strict travel restrictions.

Israel’s government approved additional measures to limit the movement of citizens and trade, including the requirement for Israelis to stay at home, with the exception of buying food, basic essentials, medicine and medical procedures.

All foreigners are not allowed to enter Israel.