April 23, 2020
A Magen David Adom medical team member handles a coronavirus test sample in Jerusalem, on April 17, 2020. (Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Israel's coronavirus death toll currently stands at 191, the country's Health Ministry reported on Thursday, with 14,592 confirmed cases of infection since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 136 COVID-19 patients in critical condition (a three-person drop since Wednesday), of which 107 on ventilators (compared to 113 on Wednesday), according to the ministry. At least 112 patients are in moderate condition, while 8,819 have mild symptoms.
As of Thursday morning, 5,334 Israelis have recovered from the virus, with the recovery rate having exceeded the infection rate for the eighth day in a row.
There were 455 coronavirus patients receiving treatment in hospitals, 6,207 people under home quarantine and 2,384 receiving treatment in specially converted hotels.
A 94-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman passed away overnight Wednesday, Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv reported. The two arrived at the hospital from the Sophie & Abraham Stuchynski Israeli Alzheimer's Medical Center in Ramat Gan, according to the hospital. Thus far there have been three confirmed cases of coronavirus from the center, including one of the staff.