Israel: 5 Dead From COVID_19, More Than 2000 Infected As Stricter Lockdown To Begin Wednesday

Chevra Kadisha workers wearing protective clothes, carry the body of a man died from complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, at the Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem on March 24, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?????? ????? ???? ????? ??????? ?????? ????? ??? ???

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As the coronavirus continues to spread unabated in Israel, there have been four fatalities from the virus in the space of just 36 hours, sparking concern that the lockdown enforced over the last week has not been effective enough in containing the contagious virus.

The new fatalities included a 67-year-old retired nurse who suffered from another serious condition and contracted the virus after volunteering at the hospital where she had worked previously. An 87-year-old man from the Nofim old age home which also claimed the first victim of the virus in Israel on Friday night passed away Tuesday.

Additionally, an 83-year-old man collapsed at the Maayanei Hayeshua hospital in Bnei Brak and was found after his death to be suffering from COVID-19, although the hospital is stating that the results are inconclusive . A 76-year-old man with underlying medical conditions died at Tel Hashomer hospital Tuesday night from the coronavirus.

There are 2,030 people suffering from COVID-19 in Israel. 37 people are in serious condition from the virus, 54 are in moderate condition and 58 have recovered from the virus.

The government in Israel is considering implementing drastic steps to increase the lockdown and combat the virus more effectively.

Starting Wednesday, only one family member will be allowed to leave to house to get food supply and only once a day, according to the new government regulations which are due to go into effect at 5 P.M.

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