Third coronavirus death in Israel as tally reaches 1,930 infected

BREAKING: An 87-year-old man has died of coronavirus, Hadassah Ein Karem hospital announced. According to the hospital the man, a resident of Nofim geriatric center in Jerusalem, had several underlying conditions, including diabetes and dementia.

Hours earlier, a 67-year-old woman died from coronavirus at Wolfson hospital. The woman had serious pre-existing medical conditions.

On Friday evening Israel reported its first coronavirus fatality. Aryeh Even z”l, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor.

Another 274 people have tested positive for coronavirus today, bringing the country’s total to 1,930, 34 of them in serious condition, 45 in moderate condition and 1,795 in light condition, among them 652 patients displaying only light or no symptoms who are hospitalized at home and 161 more patients hospitalized in hotels, the Health Ministry reports.

53 people have completely recovered from the virus.

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.