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Corona is spreading in Israel: number of patients jumped to 344 | Israel today

2020-03-16T13:19:34.284Z

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Within a few hours, the number of patients rose by almost 100 • Tonight: Prime Minister Netanyahu will have to decide whether to tighten restrictions on the economy • Ministry of Health CEO: "We will have to be much more in homes, there will be changes in lifestyle"

  • Corona spreads in Israel // Photo: Eyal Margolin-Ginny

Within a few hours, the number of Corona patients in Israel rose from 250 to 344 today. This is according to data from the Ministry of Health.

Corona virus questions and answers // Photo: Ministry of Health

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold a further hearing today in his office in Jerusalem on how to adjust the functioning of the economy to reduce the plague. The Minister of Finance, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Transport and the Head of the NSC, the ministers, and other entities are expected to attend the discussion. The Ministry of Health is pressing to tighten the guidelines.

Four of the patients are in serious condition. Among the patients whose details were released yesterday, a department manager at Ichilov was diagnosed, which led to the isolation of medical personnel who came in contact with her as well as some patients.

Also, "Israel Today" has learned that there is another patient of unknown origin, patient number 240. This is a 30-year-old man from the center of the country. Not admitted. He did not return from abroad and was not in contact with another patient. Now the number of patients whose source of unknown infection is four.

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This is a person who was admitted to an internal department in Bnei Zion in Haifa and was later diagnosed as a Corona patient. As a result, about 20 more medical and nursing staff entered the Bnei Zion hospital. A total of 45 hospital staff are in isolation. 22 of them due to exposure to the patient and 23 following a return from abroad

Another patient who has raised concerns is the Central Laboratory of the Ministry of Health's Virus Detection Laboratory, which has been conducting tests to detect the virus, which has been diagnosed. It is not yet clear what the source of the infection is.

Ministry of Health Director General Moshe Bar Seaman Tov this morning addressed the possibility of restrictions being imposed: "I would not use the word 'closure', but we will have to be much more in homes, and there will be a change in lifestyle. Things that would seem impossible to us today Completely in two weeks. "

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This Wednesday, a new advanced test for the corona virus is expected to arrive in Israel. It can increase the number of subjects three times - up to 4,000 daily - compared to the number of subjects today. That's how "Israel Today" became known.

The test was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last weekend, in light of the US emergency. The test kit is a development of Thermo Fisher and will be marketed in Israel by Israeli Israeli, one of Israel's largest medical equipment and medical equipment companies.

Source: israelhayom

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