Israel reports first fatality from coronavirus

JERUSALEM: Israel reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Friday (Mar 20), an 88-year-old man who also suffered from previous illnesses.

The Health Ministry said in a statement the man had been brought to the hospital about a week ago in serious condition.

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Israel has so far reported 705 cases of coronavirus, the large majority with mild symptoms. About 10 patients are in serious condition and 15 have recovered completely.

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