TEL AVIV – Coronavirus claimed its second fatality in Israel on Tuesday, a 67-year-old woman with a serious preexisting medical condition, Wolfson Medical Center in Holon announced.
One million Israelis could contract the virus and ten thousand could die within a month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned officials on Monday during a seven-hour emergency phone meeting.
“We could reach a million infected within a month,” Netanyahu told ministers according to a report on Israel’s Channel 12.
Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov warned ministers during the meeting that Israel could find itself in the same “nightmare scenario” that Italy is in unless extreme measures are put in place.
Israel’s first coronavirus fatality was identified as Aryeh Even, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor who died on Saturday at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.