An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor affected by coronavirus reportedly grew to become the first particular person in Israel to die from the sickness.
Arie Even, who immigrated to Israel from Hungary in 1949, contracted the virus whereas staying in an assisted residing facility the place a number of of the residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19, based on Haaretz.
“He was a beloved and pricey man, lived a full life, was devoted to his household, and confirmed energy till his final moments,” his son mentioned in an announcement to the newspaper.
“We lament that he needed to spend his final second with out his household by his aspect. We wish to thank the medical employees at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for his or her devoted therapy and the empathy they demonstrated.”
Even died after going into cardiac arrest at Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Saturday. He had been transported there in important situation a couple of week earlier.
More than 1,200 individuals have contracted the virus in Israel, with about two dozen listed in important situation.
The sickness has contaminated 329,000 individuals worldwide. At least 14,500 individuals have died.