193 Israelis infected with coronavirus - Health Ministry

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, together with the Health and Education ministries, shut down schools and universities on Thursday until at least after the Passover holiday.

 TEST TUBE with coronavirus label is seen at the end of January.  (photo credit: REUTERS)
TEST TUBE with coronavirus label is seen at the end of January.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Health Ministry reported on Saturday night that 193 Israelis were infected with the coronavirus and that close to 40,000 people are in home quarantine.
On Friday, the ministry confirmed that 2,479 healthcare workers had entered quarantine and 147 people were infected with the virus..
Three patients who tested positive are in critical condition, according to the ministry.
Some 1,174 hospital workers are in quarantine, as well as 171 MDA employees, 24 IDF healthcare workers, 93 psychiatrists, 128 geriatric care workers, 106 east Jerusalem healthcare workers, 20 administrative workers and 763 community staff, as of Friday.
Furthermore, the ministry reported that 949 doctors, 635 nurses, 127 assistants, 81 lab technicians, 64 logistic workers, 40 administrators, 83 pharmacists, 14 dietitians, 31 social workers, 108 physiotherapists, 171 paramedics and 176 others have entered quarantine.
Two of the coronavirus patients are in serious condition, five are in moderate condition and 119 are in fair condition. The others have recovered and been released. 
The Health Ministry shared the epidemiology of many of the sick patients Friday morning, including four new cases - siblings between the ages of six and 18 - who had been in "close contact with a known coronavirus patient." These four, numbered patients 119-122,  have gone to their respective schools and preschools before being put into isolation, those being the Orot school in the town of Or Yehuda, and the Tzivoni and Dekel kindergarden, as well as the Ulpana Tzfira.
A 30-year-old man from Jerusalem was diagnosed positive for the coronavirus on Friday after being in contact with a known patient.

The country rolled out new restrictions on the public to help stop the spread of the virus, which has topped 125,000 cases worldwide. Many countries have declared a state of emergency.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, together with the Health and Education ministries, shut down schools and universities on Thursday until at least after the Passover holiday. Preschools, special education and at-risk-youth centers are still open, though teachers are protesting that they want them closed to ensure their safety.