COVID-19: Israel nears 10,000 coronavirus deaths

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths reported since the start of the pandemic has risen to 9,989.

 Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the Coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on February 09, 2022. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the Coronavirus ward of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on February 09, 2022.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

Israel on Monday night was on the edge of passing 10,000 corona-related deaths since the pandemic started two years ago.

As of press time, the count stood at 9,990 dead, with 222 of those occurring in the last seven days. According to a Monday morning Health Ministry update, 13 people passed away due to COVID on Sunday, of whom 10 were unvaccinated and three were fully vaccinated.

A total of 17,676 new corona cases were recorded in Israel on Sunday, with a positive return rate of 19.6% out of 101,117 antigen and PCR tests taken. The previous Monday there were 23,661 new cases.

The number of serious patients has fallen to 772, down from 832 the previous day, with 303 patients considered to be in critical condition, 248 of whom are intubated. An additional 27 people are connected to ECMO machines.

  COVID-19 rapid antigen test (credit: FLICKR) COVID-19 rapid antigen test (credit: FLICKR)

There are currently 1,657 people in the hospital with corona, 719 of whom are in mild condition. As of Monday morning, 105 children and teens under the age of 18 were in the hospital with corona, with 16 in serious or critical condition.

In the education system, there are currently 35,390 active corona cases among the students, with a further 6,908 students in isolation. Of the staff members, 4,939 are active cases and a further 708 people are in isolation.