Yom Kippur: The number of fainting spells increased by 15%

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The heavy heat yesterday caused a 15% increase in the number of people fainting, dehydration and feeling unwell due to fasting. MDA teams treated 305 cases across the country during Yom Kippur. However, the hot weather caused a decrease in the number of cyclists during the holiday. MDA teams treated 129 people, who were injured and needed first aid due to a riding injury. Bicycles, skates, scooters and skateboards, five of them in fair condition.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein before Yom Kippur (Photo: Ministry of Health)

The data also show that 17 people were injured in road accidents, including a 54-year-old pedestrian who was killed by a passing vehicle. During Yom Kippur, MDA teams were called to transfer 136 women to hospitals, two of whom were given by the teams, in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh. In total, MDA provided medical care to 2,360 people across the country, of whom 1,818 were evacuated for further hospital treatment. .

The existence of prayers in the areas near synagogues and in open spaces led to the construction of complexes in public places, and sometimes prayers were also heard in the courtyards of buildings.







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