Corona outbreak in geriatric ward Israel today


Three patients in the geriatric ward at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem contracted the corona virus, as did an auxiliary staff member. The inpatients were transferred to the corona ward.

Photo: Moshe Ben Simhon

Shaare Zedek stated: “Following the discovery of a positive patient, an epidemiological investigation was opened, from which it became clear that two patients who were with him in the room were also found positive. The patients were transferred to the crown ward. “She became infected and was transferred to solitary confinement. As a result, the visiting procedures were tightened and the hours were reduced in order to prevent new external infections as much as possible.”

As of the beginning of the week, about 800 medical staff members had been infected in Corona. According to data from the Ministry of Health from tonight (Wednesday), 3,157 medical professionals from around the country are currently in isolation, of whom 430 are doctors and 889 are nurses.

The head of the General Medicine Division at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sigal Lieberent-Taub, wrote to the hospital directors today that “there is a congestion of COVID-19 patients in northern Israel and the Jerusalem area,” so 140 patients will be transported by private ambulances from Rambam, Galilee Medical Center. , Bnei Zion, Haemek, Carmel, Hadassah, Shaare Zedek and Barzilai.

“In light of the increase in the number of verified and hotspots in these areas, there is an expectation of a continued concentration of congestion in the northern region and in Jerusalem. At this stage, the possibility of opening additional beds in the northern part of the country has been exhausted,” she wrote.


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