March 20, 2020 / 8:24 PM / 2 months ago

Israel reports first fatality from coronavirus

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) - Israel reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Friday, 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.

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. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch Editing by Chris Reese)

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