Israel’s youngest coronavirus death: 33-year-old Avishalom Rosilio

Rosilio leaves behind a wife and baby.

Avishalom Rosilio (photo credit: Courtesy)
Avishalom Rosilio
(photo credit: Courtesy)
After days of complacency and Israel celebrating the country’s low number of active cases and deaths, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer announced the death of Avishalom Rosilio, 33.
Rosilio had been in the hospital for more than a month, and in a coronavirus coma and mechanically ventilated for several weeks. Although at one point he regained consciousness, the medical center said that his condition quickly deteriorated. On Wednesday morning, he was pronounced dead, leaving behind a wife and baby.
“With great sorrow and grief, I announce the untimely passing of my dear husband, my heart, Avishalom Israel Rosilio,” his wife, Lihi, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday morning. “He fought like a lion, but life is sometimes stronger than we are.”
Rosilio is the country’s youngest victim.
He had suffered from leukemia, for which he was also treated at Sheba. His wife is also a cancer survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They met while undergoing treatment.
Lihi also had COVID-19, but she recovered.